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Goodman, Paul S.
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Paul S. Goodman, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and internationally recognized organizational psychologist, researcher, author and filmmaker, passed away at his home in Glenshaw, PA, on January 24. He was 74. The University will host a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm at the Hillman Center. Paul grew up on Williston Road in Brookline, MA, the second son of Lillian and Morris. He graduated from Trinity College (CT), earned an MBA at Dartmouth and a Ph.D. at Cornell. He joined the faculty at the Carnegie Mellon's Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now Tepper School of Business) in 1972, ultimately receiving the Richard M. Cyert Professorship of Organizational Psychology. In his most recent work he helped globalize the University, developing projects with institutions from India to Mexico to Israel. He also created educational films and documentaries such as The Dabbawallas. For these and other efforts he received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management and Carnegie Mellon's Doherty Award for Sustained Contributions in Excellence in Education. He lived an intentional, principled life, full of learning, contribution and caring, leavened with a steady stream of humor. Goodman is survived by his wife, Denise M. Rousseau, a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon; three daughters, Jennifer Goodman, Heather Cooke and Jessica White; two sons, Jonathan Goodman and Daniel Goodman; six grandchildren; and, friend and former wife Mary A. Ireland. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Richard.

Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 18, 2012
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