is an associate professor in the Department
Management at the University of North
Florida’s Coggin College of Business.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, a
Masters in Computer Applications from the University of Pune, a MS in Computer
Science and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Houston.
Her research interests include knowledge
sharing, learning, and collaboration through information technologies such as
blogs, wikis, knowledge management systems, and virtual worlds.
Her work has been published in journals such
as the MIS Quarterly,
and various others.
Goel teaches the undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Systems. Her
graduate elective, Social Media and Business Analytics, routinely teams up
students with local businesses in live projects. Before learning about best
practices in community-based learning, Dr. Goel had already worked with over 50
community partners in Jacksonville. The Community Scholars Program (CSP) has
helped her revise student assessments so that they can include reflections on
benefits and challenges faced by students during the project.
Dr. Goel plans to apply principles of
community-based learning to her other courses, where applicable, and further
enhance her existing courses. While the importance of CBL was apparent to Dr.
Goel before the CSP, the program has helped provide frameworks and tools to mindfully structure her instruction for CBL. [Dr. Goel's Reflective Portfolio can be found here.]