Professor Goodwin's research and teaching interests focus on legal writing, discourse analysis, and cultural heritage law. Before law school, she was a lecturer of English as a foreign language at universities in the United States and abroad. Professor Goodwin has a graduate degree in Linguistics, and she has completed PhD coursework in applied linguistics.
As part of a USAID-funded and IU-directed program, Professor Goodwin spent two years in the Republic of Macedonia, helping to establish a new tri-lingual university. She founded and administered the language center, trained English teachers, and taught English language courses.
While in law school, Professor Goodwin was a semifinalist in the inaugural National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition and was a student editor on the Seventh Circuit Review. She also completed internships at the EEOC, Chicago, and the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, practicing employment discrimination and civil rights litigation.
At the IU Maurer School of Law, Professor Goodwin teaches in the Graduate Legal Studies Program, focusing on legal discourse and writing (B530), graduate practicum (B790), and academic legal writing for LLM students (B560).