Dr. Patricia Goodman is a Teaching Faculty at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies Graduate Corporate and Organizational Communications and Faculty Lead for Cross-cultural Communication. Her core professional career ranges from leadership roles within the social service field from education to judicial services and mental health. Her formal education includes a Doctorate in Education from George Washington University through the Executive Leadership Program with a concentration in adult learning and graduate program in Management of Information Systems at Harvard University. Dr. Goodman is also the Principal Coach for P.A.G. Coaching & Associates, facilitating professional development training and counsel for nonprofit leaders, and professional speaking training. Dr. Goodman’s research focus has been in the areas of cross-cultural communication, self-directed learning, team learning, and transformative learning. Additionally, Dr. Goodman is collaborating on two research projects. One focused on cultural awareness seeking to explore global mindset and support community resilience. The other study is related to cultural transformative learning through an information and communication technology (ICT) tool.