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Todd Lee Goen

Department of Communication


Todd Goen

Instructor

Luter Hall 247
(757) 594-0328
todd.goen@cnu.edu

Education

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

Teaching

Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Family Communication, Intercultural Communication

Research

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

Biography

Internship Director
Director, Cultural Communication Competence in Benelux
Interpersonal Communication Area Coordinator
Public Speaking Coordinator

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 seven summer, short-term education abroad programs in Benelux focused on improving intercultural communication competence. In support of this effort, he completed the NAFSA (Association for International Educators) Academy 15 and is working on Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad. He currently serves as a member of NAFSA's Trainer Corps and the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community's Research and Scholarship Network Subcommittee, was the Region VIII Coach for NAFSA Academy classes 17 and 18, and is currently the Chair-Designate for NAFSA Academy 19. At CNU, he served three years as chair of the International Studies Advisory Committee, which oversees campus internationalization efforts, including education abroad.

Additionally, Goen is active in the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA). His past service includes a four-year stint as the chair of the Resource Development Committee, which raised over $52,000 during his tenure, and time as chairs of both the Interpersonal Division and the Communication Theory Division of the association. On campus, he directs the internship and practicum programs for the department, and serves as the academic advisor for all incoming international students. Beyond his campus and professional activities, he routinely volunteers as a judge and parliamentarian for the Peninsula and Tidewater Debate Leagues.

  • Class of 2013 Faculty Development Fund Award for Student Mentoring, Christopher Newport University. (2021)
  • John I. Sisco Excellent in Teaching Award, Southern States Communication Association (SSCA). (2020)
  • Book, Textbook-Revised
    (2019). Interpersonal Communication: An Overview of Basic Principles and Contexts (Second Edition). Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company. Pages, 371.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). The process of successfully integrating communication technologies into short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs: Reflections from the field. Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, and Perspective. Volume, 14. Issue, 1. Pages, 42-75.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Todd Goen, Joy Hart, Linda Manning, Nina-Jo Moore, Kandi Walker, 91st Annual Meeting, "Harboring Hope for Education Abroad: Rebuilding Communication Abroad Programs in a post-COVID World," (2021)
  • Kira Espiritu, Mark Eckman, Nora Maurer, Todd Goen, NAFSA Regional Conferences, "NAFSA Workshop: Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming," (2020)
  • Todd Goen, Elizabeth Strong, Jeannie Jaworski, NAFSA Regional Conferences, "NAFSA Workshop: Student Health and Safety Abroad," (2020)
  • Todd Goen, 2020 Virtual Symposium on International Faculty-Led Programs, "Perspectives on the Future," (2020)
  • Todd Goen, Meg Ramey, NAFSA Region VIII Annual Conference, "Developing Productive Relationships with Faculty for Successful Education Abroad," Baltimore, MD. (2019)
  • Todd Goen, Jennifer Englar, NAFSA Region VIII Annual Conference, "NAFSA Workshop: Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming," Baltimore, MD. (2019)
  • Todd Goen, Joy Hart, Nina-Jo Moore, Kandi Walker, 89th Annual Meeting, "Conflict and Crisis in Education Abroad: A Normative Process in the Development of Intercultural Communication Competence," Montgomery, AL. (2019)
  • Todd Goen, Linda Manning, 88th Annual Meeting, "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day: An Analysis of the Use of Student Reflections during Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program," Nashville, TN. (2018)
  • Todd Goen, Linda Manning, 88th Annual Meeting, "Study Abroad as a Muse for Teaching, Research, and Service," Nashville, TN. (2018)
  • Todd Goen, 88th Annual Meeting, "Internships in Communication: Musings, Meditations, and Most Used Practices," Nashville, TN. (2018)
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