Rhonna A. Goodman
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Rhonna A. Goodman is the program director of the nonprofit management certificate program. As an adjunct associate professor, she teaches courses in Fundraising, Managing in a Mission-based Organization, and Introduction to Non-Profit Organizations. She joined Manhattanville College in 1997 as the director of the Manhattanville College library. During the fourteen years that she was the director of the library, she became expert in management, grant development, fundraising, and organizing cooperative projects and special events. She created an innovative, technology-rich program for the library that became a model for technology in curriculum development. Before she came to Manhattanville, she was director of the New York Academy of Medicine Library, and coordinator of programs and services for the New York Metropolitan Library Agency. She has been president of the New York Library Association, serves on the Board of Counseling in Schools, and has been either on the board of, or on board committees of, several nonprofit organizations (professional, educational, faith based, and cultural) in the New York City Area. She has worked with legislators at the state and national levels for monies for libraries, resulting in both new initiatives and maintenance of funding levels. Prof. Goodman has published in many professional journals, including LACUNY Occasional Papers, The Bookmark, VOYA, and Top of the News, and she has spoken at library conferences and events in New York and nationally on leadership, fundraising, and strengthening staff. She is a graduate of Boston University; she also has a Master of Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in leadership and strategic planning from Manhattanville College.