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Jason Good

DEPARTMENT: Harrisonburg MOD

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | n/a

EMAIL: jason.good@emu.edu

Dr. Good serves as the professor of Organizational Research (Module 6) and the Application of Research Project (Module 13) in the Leadership and Organizational Management (LOM) undergraduate adult degree program at EMU. He has served as an instructor in adult education at EMU since 2013. He believes in the importance of research to guide our actions and practice in our varying professional fields. He loves overseeing the capstone research project for the LOM program.

In addition to his role at EMU, Jason is the Director of Study Abroad of James Madison University. In this position he leads, administers and coordinates all study, intern and service abroad opportunities for the JMU community. He directs and leads the study abroad team on recruitment, enrollment and preparation of students for study abroad, as well as collaborating with academic departments to identify and develop study abroad opportunities for students. He is the faculty leader for several study abroad programs including internship programs in Berlin and Valencia and a service-learning program in the Dominican Republic.

Jason has a wide range of experience and expertise in higher education. Most recently to his current work in study abroad, he served as the Director of Admissions at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). He has been a faculty leader for several university six-week EMU Cross Cultural programs to Spain and Honduras as well as having served as a faculty instructor of social research, cross-cultural learning, and Spanish.

A Washington, D.C. native, Jason completed his bachelor’s degree from EMU in Sociology and Environmental Science. He completed his master’s and doctorate in Hispanic Studies from the Universidad de Cádiz in Andalucía, Spain. His Spanish language dissertation researches the integration of immigrant students into educational systems, specifically analyzing how to welcome and retain underrepresented groups into our educational communities.

He is passionate about higher education and the importance of education in a global context. As an international educator he is a true believer that experiences with people and cultures different from our own are of vital significance to our progress as we strive to create accepting communities that value and affirm diversity.

Education

PhD, Universidad de Cádiz
M.A., Universidad de Cádiz
B.A., Eastern Mennonite University

Publications

Good, Jason (2014). Integración de alumnos inmigrantes en sistemas escolares: Cádiz, España y Harrisonburg, Virginia (EEUU.). Saarbrücken, Germany: Editorial PUBLICIA.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Jason Good, Taryn Roberts and Nate Daugherty. “Maximizing Terra Dotta to facilitate new program development, faculty engagement, and faculty pre-departure preparation.” Terra Dotta Annual Conference (TDU), 2017.

Jason Good and Kate Bergey. “Reentry…Not an Afterthought but the Core of a Successful Study Abroad Program.” NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region VIII Annual Conference, 2016.

Jason Good, Jose Sainz, Jodeen Gemmel, and Dan O’Brien. “Strategic and Practical Approaches to Developing Faculty Led Short-Term Programs.” NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region VIII Annual Conference, 2016.

Jason Good and Delo Blough. “The Culture and Structure of the Office of Global Programs: At the Intersection of Study Abroad and International Student and Scholar Services.” NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region VIII Annual Conference, 2016.

Jason Good and Taryn Roberts. “What it Really Means to Strategically Leverage Outcomes in Study Abroad.” Institute of International Education, Summit on Generation Study Abroad Annual Conference, 2016.

Jason Good and Esther Nafziger. “Strategically Leveraging an English Language Program for International Undergraduate Enrollment.” NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region VIII Annual Conference, 2014.

Jason Good and Matthew Ruth. “Creating an Effective Culture of Competition in the Admissions Office.” Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO) Annual Meeting, 2013.

Jason Good and Deirdre Smeltzer. “Building a Successful Required Cross Cultural Program.” NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region VIII Annual Conference, 2012.

Dissertation abstract: Good, Jason. “Integración de alumnos inmigrantes en sistemas escolares: Cádiz, España y Harrisonburg, Virginia (EE.UU.).” Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Cádiz.