Theresa L. Goedeke, Ph.D.
Theresa L. Goedeke earned a doctoral degree in Rural Sociology with a specialty in natural resource sociology in 2003 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her dissertation research focused on endangered species management and science policy. In 2003, she was a National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow, placed with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. She was a post-doctoral research associate from 2004-2007 at Florida A&M University, managing a research project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, focused on coastal communities and climate change. Dr. Goedeke joined NOAA in 2007 as a contractor and entered federal service in 2009. She has conducted research on a range of topics including, natural resource use and management, offshore wind energy, endangered species and marine mammal management, climate change, social problems, and science policy. Presently, she is the technical lead for the social science research program in NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. In 2016, she completed the U.S. Department of Commerce Executive Leadership Development Program. In 2019, she was selected for NOAA’s Leadership Competencies Development Program. Her duty station is Silver Spring, MD.