Beth Goodier, PH.D.

Associate Professor


M.A and Ph.D., University of South Florida

B.A. Clemson University

Research Interests

Beth Goodier's research interests include spirituality, organizational change, leadership, organizational culture, and mentoring. Her dissertation, Sustaining the Spirit: Creating a Sanctuary for Living, Working, and Healing, integrated participant observation, interviewing, and archival research to identify the meanings, motives, and impact of adopting an avowedly spiritual approach to organizing. She adopts an interpretive-symbolic approach, exploring the ways that "spirituality" is both created and sustained through the communicative process in a large, healthcare system. She also explores how organizational cultures work to facilitate the socialization process of individuals in specific contexts. Dr. Goodier's most recent research focuses on mentoring and the ways generational differences in values and expectations can impact the mentor/protégé experience.

Courses Taught

She teaches courses in Leadership, Ethics, Health Communication, Interviewing and directs the Internship experience.

Honors & Awards

She was awarded the John I. Sisco Career Excellence in Teaching Award from the Southern States Communication Association in 2019 and has been recognized with the Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards in the Department of Communication multiple times throughout her career. She enjoys working with students as they launch their careers in the field of communication.


Goodier served as chair of the Department of Communication from 2010-2015 and now serves as the Director of The Martin Center for Mentorship in Communication.