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Dr. Goldman is a member of the Siena College Teaching Faculty with over twenty years of college level teaching experience. She completed her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at The City University of New York in 2005 where she worked to unravel new components of anthocyanin production in Arabidopsis thaliana. Her work on anthocyanins and their healthful antioxidant properties led her to her current focus on human health and nutrition. She has designed, developed, and taught the Human Anatomy and Physiology courses at Siena College since 2007. Whether teaching General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, or Nutrition, she weaves in cutting edge research on how personal nutritional choices affect everyday life. Dr. Goldman is a frequent blogger for The Human Anatomy and Physiology Society where she shares her teaching expertise and experience with a broad online community.   

Degree Program University
Ph.D. City University of New York

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

 My classroom is a haven for learning, connecting and communicating. I look forward to the fresh ideas and insights students continually bring to the classroom. For each course that I teach I use a variety of teaching styles and methods that enable every student to grasp the core content. Then, I push students further to use that body of knowledge for critical thinking and practical applications.

What I Love About Siena

What I love about Siena is the students. They are down to earth, ready to work, and willing to go the extra mile to help others. They are engaged during lectures and bring personal insights that enrich everyone’s classroom experience. Siena students are ready to connect science with real life.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

 I look forward to meeting the incoming group of freshmen in General Biology each September. In addition to helping them learn basic biology I enjoy helping them hone their study skills and adjust to life at college. 


I love teaching Nutrition and Human Anatomy & Physiology because students emerge with a better understanding of how their bodies work and how their food choices can improve their lives. The changes I see in students’ motivation to be healthy, based on the biology that I have taught them, is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a professor.