About the Author
Alexandros M. Goudas is an Associate Professor of English at Delta College in Michigan. He has been teaching at Delta College for over ten years, but has also taught at Darton State College in southwest Georgia (now Albany State University) and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before that he was a licensed K-12 teacher in Minnesota public and private schools. In addition to teaching all levels of remedial reading and writing courses and college composition, Alex has written an English composition textbook. He is also very involved with analyzing studies, writing articles, and speaking about community college data, reforms, policy, and developmental education. He was Developmental Education Coordinator at Delta College from 2012-2017, during which he implemented many successful and innovative interventions to improve outcomes for at-risk students. He is also now taking coursework in a PhD program at Central Michigan University and is the NOSS Research Committee Chair.
In volume 36 of the Journal of Developmental Education (JDE), Alex was lead author on the article “Addressing Flawed Research in Developmental Education” (2012), a publication co-authored by Dr. Hunter R. Boylan. Because of this work, Alex was presented with the JDE Outstanding Article Award at the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) 2014 Conference, now known as the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS).
Alex has been the keynote speaker at several developmental education and state chapter conferences over the past several years: Pennsylvania (PADE), Ohio (OADE), Michigan (MDEC, now NOSSMI), North Carolina (NCADE), Indiana (INADE), Arizona (AADE), and Georgia (GADE). In the fall of 2017, he was keynote at a Minnesota State System conference on developmental education in Brainerd, MN. Alex also presented keynote addresses in Minnesota (MNADE) and at the National Learning Communities Conference (NLCC) in the fall of 2018. He has conducted webinars for NADE and the Texas Association for Developmental Education (CASP/TxCRLA) and helped facilitate webinars and data for the Minnesota State System committee on multiple measures for placement in 2017-2018. In 2019, Alex presented at Monroe Community College in New York and for MACRA in Maryland. Alex also presents at both the NOSS and MDEC conferences regularly.
Alex was elected President of the MDEC for 2015-2016 and was re-elected for 2017-2018. He is also currently the NOSS Research Network Chair. In 2015, he was honored to receive the MDEC Educator of the Year Award.
Alex created Community College Data in 2016 to share data-based resources about community college issues and to interpret them contextually. The goal of the site is to help at-risk students succeed in postsecondary education by offering thoughtful and well-supported holistic ideas and solutions to entrenched and complex problems. Find him on Twitter @ccollegedata.