Elizabeth M.																 Goering

Elizabeth M. Goering

Department of Communication Studies - Communication Studies
Professor of Communication Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Communication Studies
Director of the Human Communication in a Mediated World Undergraduate Online Certificate
Department: Communication Studies, Women’s Studies
(317) 278-3136
CA 309E



  • PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • MA, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • BA, Bethel College, North Newton, KS



I teach a variety of face-to-face and online classes, ranging from COMM-G100 (the gateway course for COMM majors) to seminars in health communication and intercultural communication for graduate students. I am committed to service learning and integrate service learning opportunities into many of my classes. In addition, I am an advocate for the value of internationalizing curriculum and seek to embed global learning outcomes into my classes.




  • IU Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2021
  • IUPUI Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020
  • SLA Outstanding Tenure-Track Faculty Award, 2017
  • Trustees’ Teaching Award, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2005, 2002, 1998, 1997
  • Erasumus Mundus Visiting Scholar, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010
  • Visiting Scholar, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany, 2012
  • Elected to FACET (IU’s Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching), 1998


  • Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication Scholar-in-Residence, 2010, 2006, 2001
  • W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award, International Communication Association, 1992


  • SLA Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, 2014
  • Distinguished JP Morgan Chase Near Eastside Legacy Initiative Faculty Partner, 2012





Anton, M. & Goering E.M. (2015). Understanding patients’ voices: A multi-method approach to health discourse. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.


Goering, E.M. (2020). Integrating the goals of global learning into the learning outcomes of the communication curriculum. In P.K. Turner, S. Bardhan, T.Q. Holden, & E.M. Mutua (Eds) Internationalizing the communication curriculum in an age of globalization (pp. 50-63). Taylor & Francis.

Goering, E.M. & Krause, A. (2015). Forever old?: Cultural mis/perceptions of Europe in films popular in America. In Martin Tamke & Lars Klein (Eds.), Imagining Europe: Memory, visions, and counter-narratives. (pp. 93-108). Goettingen, Germany: Goettingen University Press.

Goering, E.M., Krause, A.K. & Liu, Y. (2014). The “collective programming of the mind”: A thematic analysis of values re/constructed in reality courtroom television programs in China, Germany, and the United States. In S. Kulich, L. Weng, and M. Prosser (Eds.), Value dimensions and their contextual dynamics across cultures (pp. 339-366). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.

Krause, A., Goering, E., & Behringer, S. (2013). Beyond Parseltongue: An Analysis of Communicator Style in Harry Potter. In C.E. Bell (Ed.), Legilimens!: Perspectives in Harry Potter studies (141-154). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Krause, A. & Goering, E.M. (2021). Like Peas in a Pod: A Strategy for Creatively Transposing Interaction-based Classes into an Online Learning Environment. Journal of Teaching and Learning With Technology, 10(1). Retrieved from

Goering, E.M. (2017). Communication matters: Developing a strategic communication plan for promoting internationalization and global learning within an institution. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 12, 119-131.

Goering, E.M. & Krause, A. (2017). From sense-making to decision-making when living with cancer. Communication & Medicine, 14, 268-273

Park, D.Y., Goering, E.M., Head, K.J., & Ellis, R.J.B. (2017). Implications for training on smartphone medication reminder app use by adults with chronic conditions: Pilot study applying the Technology Acceptance Model. JMIR Formative Research, 1, e5.



  • Secretary, School of Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly, 2019-2021
  • Certified Quality Matters Reviewer, 2018
  • Co-organizer (with Ulla Connor) of COMET 2017, an international and interdisciplinary conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics held at IUPUI
  • Team Member, National Communication Association’s Student Learning Outcomes in Communication Project, 2014-2015

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

The primary focus of my research is on how symbolic exchange re/creates social realities, thus shaping perceptions and behaviors. I have explored this relationship among messages, perceptions, and behavior in a variety of context areas, including health discourse (specifically chronic disease management), intercultural communication (specifically the communicative construction of cultural perceptions and the role of media representations in shaping those perceptions), and conflict management (primarily in organizational settings). I also am interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly in online pedagogy, curriculum development, and the use of ePortfolios to communicate student learning.


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