Dr. Goodrich received his PhD in Experimental Psychology in 1974 from Washington State University.
His career with the US Department of Veterans Affairs began in 1974 and he is currently supervisory research psychologist (Psychology Service) assigned to the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center.
He also services as the program coordinator for the Optometric Research Fellowship Program at the VA in Palo Alto.
Dr. Goodrich has been an active member of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired serving as its president, and past president. He currently serves as a member of the research advisory committee of Lighthouse International and a member of the national program advisory committee of the American Foundation for the Blind.
Dr. Goodrich is also a research consultant to Neuro Vision Technology Systems. His primary areas of research are low vision reading and mobility and outcome studies. Most recently his research has focused on the treatment of polytrauma veterans with visual loss returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.