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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


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


Internship Director; Chair, international Studies Advisory Committee (ISAC)

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.

To date, Goen served as faculty director for six summer, short-term education abroad programs in Western Europe focused on improving intercultural competence for undergraduate students. In support of this effort he is currently a participant in NAFSA (Association for International Educators) Academy 15 and is working on Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad. At CNU, he chairs the International Studies Advisory Committee, which oversees campus internationalization efforts, including education abroad.

Additionally, Goen is very active in the Southern States Communication Association, where his past service includes a four-year stint as the chair of the Resource Development Committee, which raised over $52,000 during his tenure. On campus, he also directs the internship and practicum programs for the department, which serves between 30-40 students each year.

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Advancing family science and family science programs through the internationalization of family science curricula.. Family Science Review. Volume, 20. Issue, 1. Pages, 80-87.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2012). Familial social support for weight management: Links between perceived quantity and quality. Communication Research Reports. Volume, 29. Issue, 4.

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