Michele Goodwin is the University of Minnesota's Everett Fraser Professor of Law. She is a faculty member at both the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Goodwin was a Gilder-Lehrman postdoctoral fellow at Yale University in Connecticut prior to teaching law. She is a member of the editorial boards of many publications, including Law and Social Inquiry and the Harvard/Stanford/Duke Journal of Law and Biosciences. She has written or edited four books, as well as over sixty articles and book chapters.
The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Forbes, Gene Watch, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, and Washington Post have published her editorials and commentary. She is a Chronicle of Higher Education columnist for The Conversation.