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Dr. Goodnow is Adjunct Professor in the International Studies Program at the University of North Texas in Denton where he teaches a capstone course on global economics and international business.  He is also Professor and Coordinator Emeritus of International Business at the Foster College of Business Administration of Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois USA where he taught undergraduate and graduate international business courses between 1987 and 2007.  In addition, he supervised more than 60 consulting projects for Bradley's state sponsored International Trade Center.  Previously, he taught international business, marketing, economics and management courses at Indiana, DePauw, Eastern Michigan, Roosevelt, Northwestern and Georgia State Universities as well as at Thunderbird.  He also served as program director of the University of Michigan's Institute of International Commerce, chair of the marketing department at Roosevelt University, director of the Institute of International Business at Georgia State University and managing director of the Georgia World Congress Institute.  In 1995 and 2003, he was visiting professor of international business at the University of Economics, Prague, Czech

His research and publication activities have focused on international mode of entry strategies, international business curriculum content, international business planning for small and medium-sized businesses (including export and import strategies), and the evolution of international strategies of firms based in emerging markets (especially China and the Czech Republic.)  His articles have been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Michigan Business Review, Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Marketing Review, Prague Economic Papers, Journal of International Business Research and Practice and elsewhere.  He presented dozens of professional papers at academic conferences in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.  His personal and professional travels have taking his to more than 40 countries on five continents.

Dr. Goodnow grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, where he was selected as a distinguished alumnus of Bay High School.  He received his BA in economics, business administration and history (and minor in French) from Albion College in Michigan.  He did his graduate study in international business at Indiana University, where he earned his MBA and DBA.   He served as Executive Secretary of the Academy of International Business between 1971 and 1977, as Midwest Regional Chairperson from 1977 to 1979, as Secretary-Treasurer of the Fellows of the Academy of International Business from 1987 to 1993 and as chair of the Indianapolis Committee of the AIB Fellows in 2007.

He and his wife Tonya currently reside at Robson Ranch, an active adult community in Denton, Texas.  Their blended family includes three grown children.

Last Updated: August 2012

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