Richard E. Goodstein serves as Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and Professor of Music at Clemson University.   He has been a member of the Clemson faculty since 1982, and during his tenure at Clemson, he has served as Director of the Tiger Marching Band, Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts.  Dr. Goodstein has music degrees from Miami University (Ohio) and a master’s and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.  

 As a creative artist, Dean Goodstein served as Music Director for many theatrical productions such as Rent, Marat/Sade, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Music Man, Urinetown, and the 2010 Clemson University Capital Campaign Kick-Off.  He also supervised the original score for The Decameron Project, an award-winning theatrical production that traveled to the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  His research interests include jazz history and leadership.

In addition to his work at Clemson, Dr. Goodstein is a consultant for the Walt Disney Co. and served for 11 years as the musical director of the Walt Disney World All-American College Band.  His conducting credits include the Liberty Weekend Centenary Celebration of the Statue of Liberty, Orchestra Director at the United Way centennial celebration concert at the Kennedy Center, research associate for the bicentennial of George Washington’s inauguration and the 25th celebration of the Special Olympics.