Elizabeth Goodenough received an M.A.T. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Claremont McKenna, Sarah Lawrence Colleges, and the University of Michigan: Residential College (RC); School of Education (SoE); and School of Information (SI). She established the Landscapes of Childhood Series at Wayne State University Press and is widely published in Childhood Studies. An Editorial Board Member of Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR), she was elected to become a Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE), and to serve on the Children’s Literature Association’s (ChLA) Phoenix Award Committee. Her students in Earth-Centered Children in the Virtual Age organized a Secret Spaces of Childhood conference and exhibition that led to her edited collection and the award-winning PBS documentary Where Do the Children Play? Her pedagogy for the RC course, Growing Up Near the Great Lakes, was a finalist for the 2014 U-M Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. She received the UROP Outstanding Research Award Honorable Mention in 2015 and UROP Outstanding Research Mentor Award in 2016. Students in 2018 nominated her for the Golden Apple Award.