About Us

Dr. H. Wallace (Wally) Goddard is a Professor of Family Life for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. He conducts research and develops programs on parenting, marriage, youth development, and family relations. He is well known for his many creative award-winning programs and books.


An accomplished author and speaker, Wally has authored or co-authored several books including Soft-Spoken Parenting, Drawing Heaven into Your Marriage, Between Parent and Child, Modern Myths and Latter-day Truths, and a text on family life education. He is well-known across Arkansas and the U.S. for his public television series entitled Guiding Children Successfully. He is a regular contributor to Meridian Magazine where he is best known for Myth of the Month.


Wally has been recognized by his colleagues as well. He was granted fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations and given the Career Achievement Award by the National Association of Family Life Specialists.


Wally and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children, a growing number of grandchildren, and have cared for twenty foster children over their 38 years of marriage.