Dr. Greg Goodale is Associate Professor and Director of Northeastern University’s Integrated Student Learning Experience. He and his team are revolutionizing higher education by shifting our way of thinking about how, when and where education happens. Having worked with a great many students who were learning 16 hours a day, seven days a week, he is committed to understanding that learning and describing it to the world. Dr. Goodale is also a student in a six-month long Data Analytics bootcamp where he is learning R, MySQL and Tableau.
In recent years, Dr. Goodale has served as Associate Dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate Parliamentarian, Research Leadership Development Initiative Cohort, University Scholars Faculty Fellow and Faculty Scholar in the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning through Research. Dr. Goodale is also the recipient of Northeastern University’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award. Inspired by 14 teachers in his family and the extraordinary students he has taught at the University of Illinois and Northeastern University, he has published A Professor’s Advice to his Students (2014).
Dr. Goodale is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (JD), and the University of Illinois (PhD). A former lawyer, lobbyist, and congressional aide, he continues his interest in democracy. Dr. Goodale brings his Washington, DC experience into the classroom, leading classes that advocate on behalf of foster children (Advocacy Workshop), victims of human trafficking and disabled children (Advocacy Writing) and at-risk girls (Public Speaking).
Dr. Goodale is a Post-Humanist, a worldview that undermines the dominance of vision and cold logic as a way of understanding the world. His books, Arguments About Animal Ethics (2010) Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age (2011), and The Rhetorical Invention of Man (2015) are examples of Post-Humanist scholarship.