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Jennifer Goez, Ed.D.

Jennifer Goez, Senior Director of Faculty Recruitment and Communication Strategy, supports and oversees full-time and part-time faculty recruitment across M.S. degree programs and non-degree programs at the School of Professional Studies. In this role, Jennifer serves as a senior member of the Faculty Affairs team, working closely with Program Directors and program teams to identify experts to teach specific courses by developing robust recruitment strategies. She also oversees faculty communication strategies to raise the visibility and accomplishments of faculty across the school through partnerships with marketing, programs, and other key stakeholders.  

Jennifer comes to us from Columbia Business School Executive Education, where she worked as the Director of Learning Solutions since 2015. In that role, she was responsible for ensuring the overall success of the Advanced Management Program and Women in Leadership Program, including admissions, business development, marketing, communications, and curriculum development, in collaboration with faculty and industry leaders. Before joining Columbia Business School, Jennifer worked as a certified H.R. professional for law firms, including globally prominent Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison, LLP in San Francisco. After earning an MBA with honors, she transitioned from corporate law to academia, where she developed expertise in program development, enrollment strategies, and alumni engagement.

Currently, Jennifer is an adjunct lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University teaching, "Developing a Proposal: The Beginning of the Dissertation Process." Jennifer earned her doctoral degree in August 2021 from Teachers College Columbia University.  The focus of her research was "Exploring How an Academic Institution Implements a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative in a Non-Tenure Track Environment." Past research includes Activating the Perceived Effectiveness of Leadership Development programs, Critical Reflection in Executive Education, and the learning transfer system inventory (2019), Bridging Theory to Practice Model (2018) and Developing Authenticity in Women's Leadership Development (2017). She has also presented at the Academy of Human Resources Development Conference (February 2018) and the International Conference for Leadership (October 2018). 

Jennifer, a co-chair of the Columbia SPS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee, was a founding member of the SPS DEIA working group. She is currently developing a DEIA learning framework founded on adult learning and leadership theories to improve organizational learning and professional development strategies to foster inclusive and diverse workplace environments.


Ed.D., Columbia University, Teachers College

M.B.A., Molloy College

B.Sc. S.U.N.Y. Old Westbury


Riano Goez, J. (2021). "Exploring How an Academic Institution Implements a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative in a Non-Tenure-Track Environment". New York: Teachers College Columbia University.

Tomozumi Nakamura, Yoshie & Riano Goez, Jennifer. (2018). Developing authenticity in women's leadership. Proceedings for the Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, Richmond, VA. February.