William Goodin

William-R-Goodin-smallIndustry Relations Coordinator, UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Dr Goodin is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with alumni and corporate partners to increase their participation and involvement within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.  These responsibilities include organizing alumni networking events on campus, supporting annual research reviews, arranging company infosessions for hiring students, social events, and departmental alumni relations activities and boards.   He works closely with the student officers of IEEE, WATT, and HKN to maximize their interactions with and support from industry and alumni, and supports the Department’s Fast Track to Success Program.  He also works with female ECE alumni to organize mentorship luncheons and dinners.  He serves as Adjunct Lecturer in charge of EE 1, which is a class for first-year ECE students to help them gain a better perspective on electrical and computer engineering from alumni speakers.

Dr. Goodin was previously Director of Short Course and Technical Management Programs at UCLA Extension where he was responsible for the development, marketing, and quality assurance of nearly 150 state-of-the-art, one-week short courses in computer and information systems, engineering, and technical management. These courses attract participants form across the US and abroad. His responsibilities also included the one-week Technical Management Program, which is held twice a year. Previously, he served in technical and management positions at Hughes Aircraft Company (defense software), Digital Productions (graphics software), and Dames & Moore (environmental software). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Environmental Engineering Science.

He is past President of the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association, and a current member of the Governing Board. He has received the UCLA HSSEAS Service Award in 2004 for his volunteer activities in support of HSSEAS, the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from SWE in 2010 for his support of advancing women in engineering, the McDonald Mentoring Award in 2011 from Tau Beta Pi, the Outstanding Branch Counselor Award in 2011 from IEEE, the Practitioner Advisor of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 9 in 2014 and 2017, and the Outstanding Collegiate Section Mentor by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Sonora Region in 2011 and 2014.

Dr. Goodin is currently a member and Practitioner Advisor to ASCE, member and advisor to IEEE, member and Chief Advisor to Tau Beta Pi (TBP), and senior member and Counselor to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at UCLA.

He holds a BA in mathematics from San Jose State University, and MS in computer science, PhD in mechanical engineering, and MEngr in engineering management, all from UCLA.