ABOUT GOODIE

Goodie Goodloe
Leadership Development Consultant | MLK Jr. Scholar | Speaker


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A Compton, California native, Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe, Ph.D. travels around the country mentoring students and educators, business professionals, athletes and entertainers, and faith communities on a range of issues including cultural and interpersonal relationships, leadership, team and synergy, character formation, and faith. At present, Goodie is a volunteer on the pastoral care team of Flourishing Church, Los Angeles, and serves as one of the church’s elders. He has served as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University, in Dallas, Texas since 2012. Goodie was a member of the inaugural cohort for Ph.D. studies at DBU (2005), and he is the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. from that program (2011).

He has worked with The Oklahoma University (Football Team), Dallas Baptist University Athletics, Southern Mississippi University (all sports), The University of New Mexico (Football and Basketball Teams), The University of Maryland, The University of Nebraska (Football Team), The University of Kansas (Football Team), Westmont College, Missouri Baptist University, Howard Payne University (all sports), Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the national and state levels, and professional teams including the NFL’s Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, and Green Bay Packers. Goodie serves on the Community Engagement Board for the Redondo Beach Police Department. Additionally, he continues to work with members of the law enforcement community as well as community activists, in efforts to foster better understanding and education on matters of fairness and justice with respect to the judicial system and cooperative policing.

Goodie is the author of the book, “KingMaker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers” (2015), co-author of “Habits: Six Steps to the Art of Influence” (2017), and the author of “The Next Level: Growing with God in Your Walk, His Word, and Your Worship” (2022). In 2016, Dallas Baptist University established the Marcus Goodie Goodloe Scholarship in his honor. In 2020, Goodie was selected to serve as Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice at the Dallas Baptist University Institute for Global Engagement (IGE). He was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, in the fall of 2023. Goodie and his wife of twenty-six years, Lucy, live in the Los Angeles (South Bay) area and have two children, Hannah Marie (age 21) and Joshua C.H. (age 19).