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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
M.A., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
B.A., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Email: tgoodale@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5660
Came to Tusculum: 2007

Dr. Troy Goodale is an Oklahoma native who was raised in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area before moving to East Tennessee during his eighth grade school year. Living in the nation’s capitol began his interest in politics and government.

He received his bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Tennessee in political science, with a minor in cultural studies that focused on Asian culture. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in political science, also from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Goodale’s dissertation is in the American politics sub-field, examining legislative term limits in state governments. He has published a book on legislative term limits and has run for public office on two occasions. In addition, he has worked in various political organizations and campaigns.

Dr. Goodale taught at the University of Tennessee for more than four years and at Tusculum part-time during 2006-2007, transitioning to a full-time position the following year. Troy is the department chair of the Political Science Department at Tusculum, the pre-law advisor, and also the faculty sponsor of the Tusculum College chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society