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H. Wallace Goddard University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

H. Wallace (Wally) Goddard is retired from being a Family Life Specialist at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. His earlier experience included serving as an Extension Family and Child Development Specialist at Auburn University for over 6 years, during which time he developed Principles of Parenting, a broad parenting program that has been adopted by several states, and The Great Self Mystery, a youth identity program that has been adopted by national organizations. He was also one of four scholars invited to develop the National Extension Parent Education Model, which is the base document for all extension parent education. He writes monthly columns for several Web magazines on various family subjects and has authored general audience family books.

In addition to work in Extension, he also provided content expertise to Stephen R. Covey when he wrote
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. Experience in both university and business settings has provided a wealth of background in family life education. He also has graduate training in instructional psychology and certification as a Family Life Educator.

During 14 years of work with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, he developed a television series for public television, programs on parenting, personal well-being, and parenting and worked on the national team that developed a model of couple relationships. Many of his programs can be seen at:

He has served as chair of the Education and Enrichment section of the National Council on Family Relations, the premier family professional organization in the world, and is an NCFR Fellow and recipient of the Margaret E. Arcus Outstanding Family Life Educator Award.