John Goss

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

John is an experienced graduate educator with specialization in organizational culture and its influence of performance and success, as found in post-secondary and nonprofit/public sector organizations. He has a particular interest in the role of conflict and its utilization (as distinct from management). He holds a PhD from American University, and an MA (counseling psychology) and an MSEd (program evaluation). He lives in south-central Pennsylvania and serves on several municipal boards.


PhD, American University

MS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

MS, Elmira College

BS, The Pennsylvania State University

Public Service

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, Board of Directors - Evanston

Mifflin County School District, Board of Directors - Lewistown

Virginia Educational Research Association , President - Richmond


Goss, J. R. (2010). Capturing and Using Learner Experiences in Education and Professional Development: The Hermeneutical Dialogue as Instructional Leverage. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management

Goss, J. R. (2006). Managing Cultural Conflict Using an Interactive Learning Model: Policy and Practice. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management


Goss, J. R. (2008). Accreditation and Distance Education in Complementary Healthcare Programs. American Massage Therapy Association

Goss, J. R. (2002). After the Dissertation: Making Research Useful in Education. Spencer Foundation

Goss, J. R. (2007). Cohort Programs in Higher Education: Learning Communities or Convenience Groupings?. AERA

Goss, J. R. (2009). Learner Experiences and Graduate Education: Hermeneutics and an Organizing Concept. Centre for Public Policy and Practice