Ann Goodman, Ph.D, is author of Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience ©2016AnnGoodman published by Business Expert Press (BEP) in 2016. Dr. Goodman also teaches at the Zicklin School of Business at City University of New York (CUNY). She has over 20 years of international experience in the intersecting fields of business/sustainability/climate/risk assessment/strategic resilience planning, as an executive, social entrepreneur, communicator, educator and consultant.
Dr. Goodman advises the National Institute of Science and Technology as a member of its Community Resiliency Panel, serving on the Economics and Society Committee. Recently, she has also worked with NCAnet, the communications and outreach affinity network of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); the ARC3-2 (Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities) Communications Working Group of the UCCRN (Urban Climate Change Research Network); the Inter-Agency Forum on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation; impact investment firms; and for-and non-profit social impact organizations and start-ups.
Dr. Goodman co-founded the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF) and was its Executive Director for a decade. Under her leadership, WNSF was the premier sustainability organization for US businesswomen, expanding from NYC to Washington, D. C., Atlanta, California, and the Pacific Northwest. She forged an ongoing sustainability alliance with businesswomen in China (through the premier organization CAWE/China Association of Women Entrepreneurs), created the annual NYC Businesswomen’s Sustainability Leadership Summit, and a West Coast clean technologies counterpart.
A former full-time journalist, she reported extensively on sustainability/business for major international media, including Fortune, Business Week and Public Radio’s nationally broadcast Marketplace; was an editor-in-chief at United Newspapers; and was the first business journalist elected to the Board of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ).
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. from the University of Chicago; awarded French Government Doctoral Research Fellowship; served at University of Paris economics faculty (Dauphine); taught at New York University and Bard College.