Louis W. Goodman was Dean and Professor of International Relations at American University’s School of International Service since 1986. Previously, Dr. Goodman served on the faculty of Yale University’s Department of Sociology and as Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Programs of the Social Science Research Council and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Louis Goodman carries out research on social change and politics in Latin America. His current research focuses on civil-military relations. He has published widely on that topic, on foreign investment in developing countries and on determinants of career success for blue-collar workers. He has researched and lived abroad in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. In 1992 Dr. Goodman served as the President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.
Dr. Goodman received his PhD from Northwestern University, an MA from Northwestern University and a BA from Dartmouth College.