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Todd Goen

Todd Goen


Luter Hall 246
(757) 594-0328


  • MA in Communication, University of Arkansas
  • BA in Computer Science, French and Ministry, Harding University


Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Family Communication, Intercultural Communication


Definitions of Family; Nonverbal Behavior in Close, Personal Relationships; Interpersonal and Family Communication in Study Abroad/Intercultural Contexts


Goen is an Honors College Graduate with a BA in Computer Science, French, and Vocational Ministry from Harding University, where he participated in a short-term international experience in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a MA in Communication from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis interpersonal communication, and completed doctoral coursework at the University of Georgia with emphases in relational communication, communication theory, and quantitative research methods. Prior to joining the faculty at CNU, he held academic appointments at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Clemson University. His research and teaching focus on interpersonal and family relationships with interests in nonverbal behavior and intercultural contexts. Since 2014, Goen has directed four summer, short-term study abroad programs focused on improving intercultural competence for CNU students.

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