Interview with Beth L. Goldstein, March 11, 1992

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Beth L. Goldstein is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955, and has a husband and two children. Goldstein received her B. S. degree in Anthropology, with a specialization in Asian studies from Yale. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She accepted a teaching fellowship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and taught there for three years. Goldstein later worked as an adult education program coordinator for the refugee camps in Thailand. She states that education was very important in her family, and sees education as critical for personal development.

Goldstein enjoys teaching, and describes her activities on curriculum committees as well as with politically active student organizations that are involved with international Asian groups, educational outreach, human rights, community education, outreach, and labor education. She discusses the traditional academic tenure track process, and notes that deviation from this method is frowned upon. She recalls her work with the World Bank in Madison, where she monitored overseas students, especially through the Indonesian government. She describes her "typical" work week, with a detailed schedule that contains a wide range of activities and responsibilities. Goldstein discusses the high expectations for faculty in College of Education. She explains that women are usually on more committees, since there are fewer women in faculty positions on campus, and describes bureaucratic work as her least favorite part of her job.

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1992oh083_af467

Interviewee Name

Beth L. Goldstein

Interviewer Name

Jodi Biggs

Interview Date

1992-03-11

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Goldstein, Beth L. Interview by Jodi Biggs. 11 Mar. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Goldstein, B.L. (1992, March 11). Interview by J. Biggs. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Goldstein, Beth L., interview by Jodi Biggs. March 11, 1992, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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