Marnel Niles Goins

Marnel Niles Goins (no photo)


Academic Credentials

B.A., Oakwood College
M.A., Howard University
Ph.D., Howard University


Dr. Niles Goins is Associate Dean in the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities and Professor in the Department of Communication. She earned her Ph.D. from Howard University in Organizational and Small Group Communication and has taught several courses at California State University, Fresno, Howard University, the University of Iowa, and George Mason University.

Dr. Niles Goins is President-Elect of the Western States Communication Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the National Communication Association, and is Immediate Past President of the Organization for Research on Women and Communication.

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Dr. Niles Goins has several articles and book chapters published, including pieces in The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research,Communication Studies, and Journal of the Alliance of Black School Educators. She is also co-editor of and contributor to a published book about the experiences of women of color in the academy. It is entitled, Still Searching for Our Mothers’ Gardens: Experiences of New, Tenure-Track Women of Color at ‘Majority’ Institutions. She working on an edited handbook on Communication and Gender for Routledge.


Phone: 703-908-7823