Goodale, Troy

Man in button up posed for picture

Chair of Social Sciences
Professor of Political Science


Direct Line: 423-636-7300 ext. 5660
Campus Phone: Ext. 5660
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5089
Office: Garland Library 128
Department: College of Civic and Liberal Arts
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville

Dr. Troy Christopher Goodale is a lifelong Christian who attended Catholic school from the first to eighth grades in Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1987, followed by a Master of Arts in Political Theory (Philosophy) in 1992. He was in restaurant management until he returned to graduate school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in fall 2002. He graduated and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UT in 2007.

Dr. Goodale is currently the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Tusculum University in Greeneville, TN. He serves as the pre-law advisor and is in charge of the Appalachian environmental studies program and the political science program. Dr. Goodale is a published author. His book publication is entitled “Repealing State Legislative Term Limits: a Comparative Analysis of Legislative Statutes and Judicial Decisions.” He married Elizabeth Ann Bell in December of 2012, and they live on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

  • 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