August 2019: Faculty Recruitment and Hiring

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Goez, our new Senior Director of Faculty Recruitment and Communication Strategy in Faculty Affairs. In this role, Jennifer oversees part-time faculty recruitment, working closely with academic directors to identify relevant experts through the development of robust recruitment strategies. She also oversees the development of faculty communication strategies to raise the visibility and accomplishments of both part-time and full-time faculty across the school.

Jennifer comes to us from the Columbia Business School in 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 HR 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. She has also taught as an adjunct instructor for both undergraduate and graduate students, including courses such as human resource management and organizational and consumer behavior. Currently, Jennifer is pursuing a doctoral degree in adult learning and education at Teachers College Columbia University with a focus on activating the perceived effectiveness of leadership development programs, critical reflection, and the learning transfer system inventory. Past research includes 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 can be reached at jennifer.goez@columbia.edu. She will be located at The Yard on West 60th Street on the 12th floor. Melinda Starmer will be reaching out to set up introduction meetings with all of the academic directors in the coming weeks.