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Botanical sciences educator

Major Merlin Goodman, American botanical sciences educator. Achievements include clarification of genetics of numerous isozyme loci in maize including chromosomal localizations; development of several commercially used parental inbred lines of corn. Member of Crop Science Society of America (Research award 2005), Society for Economic Botany, National Academy of Sciences.

Background

Goodman, Major Merlin was born on September 13, 1938 in Iowa, United States. Son of Jarrett Wilson and Mable Ollie (Michael) Goodman.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1960. Master of Science, North Carolina State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1965.

Career

Research assistant North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1960-1961, National Science Foundation cooperative fellow, 1961-1965. National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow Institute de Genetica Escola Superior de Agricultura, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1965-1967. Visiting assistant professor North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1967-1968, assistant professor, 1968-1970, associate professor, 1970-1976, professor crop science, statistics, genetics, botany, 1976-1988, W.N. Reynolds distinguished university professor, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Achievements include clarification of genetics of numerous isozyme loci in maize including chromosomal localizations. Development of several commercially used parental inbred lines of corn.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Races of Maize in Brazil and Adjacent Areas, 1977. Author numerous technical artilces.

Membership

Member of Crop Science Society of America (Research award 2005), Society for Economic Botany, National Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Sheila Balfour Dail. Children: Sean Balfour Dail, Andrew Scot Dail.

father:
Jarrett Wilson Goodman

mother:
Mable Ollie (Michael) Goodman

spouse:
Sheila Balfour Dail

children:
Sean Balfour Dail Goodman

Andrew Scot Dail Goodman