Oklahoma Watch’s Advisory Council includes the following individuals:
Jerry Goodwin, LP.D, MBA, is a dynamic educator and a highly accomplished executive with a long-standing record of success in higher education, business, communications, and non-profit management. In education, Dr. Goodwin is a college professor in mass communication and journalism/digital media at Tulsa Community College and faculty adviser to the award-winning newspaper, TCC Connection, and is a former adjunct professor in marketing at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Research at Langston University, the state’s HBCU.
In business, he is a fourth-generation journalist and current associate publisher of the award-winning The Oklahoma Eagle, the 10th oldest Black newspaper in the nation. In communications, Dr. Goodwin is president/CEO of Goodwin and Grant, the oldest minority public relations and diversity communications firm in the state. In the non-profit community, he is the former president/CEO of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, where he served during the organization’s 50th anniversary and helped to set fundraising records for the local chapter.
Additionally, Dr. Goodwin is a founding member and treasurer of the National Association of Black Journalists – Tulsa chapter, incoming president of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Pro Chapter, and a faculty member of the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and its Counselor Academy. He currently serves on the board of directors for the City of Tulsa/Rogers County Port of Catoosa, Circle Cinema Foundation, Life Senior Services, 100 Black Men of Tulsa, and several other local organizations.
Dr. Goodwin received his doctoral degree in law and policy from Northeastern University (Boston), a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University (Cincinnati). At Xavier, he received the St. Francis Xavier Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior after serving as student body president, and has been recognized as an outstanding graduate from the university. He is the father to his gift from heaven and his pride and joy, his daughter, a graduate of Oklahoma City University and who is pursuing a master’s degree in music from Rice University.
Joe Dorman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. OICA, founded in 1983, is the statewide nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for Oklahoma’s children championing state government for better policies and outcomes for youth.
Joe served House District 65 as the state representative for 12 years, which included parts of Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady and Stephens Counties. He authored key pieces of legislation for education, public safety, and government accountability. He was the 2014 Democratic nominee for Oklahoma Governor and formerly served as a town council member in Rush Springs, as well as the chairman of the Watermelon Festival, held annually on the 2nd Saturday of August.
Joe is a board member of the Oklahoma Academy, Ground Zero, the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature Foundation, and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and was selected by the Journal Record as one of the 50 most influential Oklahomans in 2022
Jeff Martin is the President and Co-Founder of the nonprofit Tulsa Literary Coalition/Magic City Books, Director of Communications at Philbrook Museum of Art, and Chapter Leader of PEN America.
Teri Watkins doesn’t giggle the news, nor read the news. She reports it. She’s known for accuracy, integrity and dedication to her work; she has a love affair with facts. After graduation from the OU Journalism School, she worked for KAKS radio in Tulsa, then KNOR in Norman, KLUF in Lufkin, KOCY and KTOK in Oklahoma City.
Her first TV job was with OETA. She joined KOCO-TV in 1982. She’s won many national honors including the Peabody Award twice for bringing respect to TV journalism. She hosted ABC’s Nightline during the Denver trial of Timothy McVeigh. She was the first woman in Oklahoma City Gridiron, and has been president of FOI, OK, and has been a member and officer of several national investigative organizations. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2005.