RT Good

Dean of the College of Business and Management

Professor, Business and Management

Office location:

International Business Center

3rd Floor, Dean's Suite, #340

Email: rgood@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7458

Fax: +1 561-237-7014

Why Lynn?

Lynn University is at the forefront of private higher education, right where I want to be as a professional. The College of Business and Management’s focus on “empowering students to thrive in the dynamic world of business” is my calling to service. Education changed my life for the better and I’m confident that it does so for many who seize the opportunities provided through a college education that focuses on a vision for excellence in innovation, internationalization and individualization. Lynn University is rich with opportunity for students and I want to be a part of achieving that vision!

Professional profile

RT Good joined Lynn University’s College of Business and Management in 2016 as dean after serving in a number of roles at Shenandoah University for the last 25 years. His academic areas of expertise include international business, entrepreneurship and human resource management. Moreover, he has extensive experience as an administrator in student affairs, academic affairs and in university-wide appointments. Dr. Good has conducted business, led study programs and taught in 62 countries. Prior to teaching, Dr. Good worked in the hospitality and land development industries. He has been a long-time consultant working with the United Statement Departments of Defense, Education and Health and Human Services.

Dr. Good has published in the International Journal of Case Method Research and Applications, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, the Academy of Business Disciplines Journal, the Journal of Business Cases and Applications, as well as in the proceedings of many conferences. Moreover, he has made numerous professional presentations and keynote addresses. Finally, he has served with numerous local and regional organizations including on boards, task forces and as a citizen activist.

Dr. Good holds several professional certifications including the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), the Society for Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), the Certified Program Planner (CPP) and the Certified Online Instructor (COI). Finally, Dr. Good is an ordained member of the clergy with the Order of the Boundless Way in the tradition of the Mugendo Zen Kai.


Virginia Commonwealth University, Major: Arts Management, Minor: Dance
University of Mary Washington, Master of Business Administration
Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Education, Higher Education/Human Resources
University of Florida, Post-Doctorate, International Business & Entrepreneurship

Teaching philosophy

Learning changes lives for the better! My role is to facilitate learning regardless of my position—constructing positive environments and systems for learning as a dean; inspiring imaginations and capacity for students as a faculty member or challenging myself and my colleagues as continuous learners. In all of these roles, I am a contributor to a university community—seeking a better world and future.  For me, I have joined a calling and seek to inspire and engage others in this edu-ecosystem for the benefit of synergistic gain. I love the cultures of the world and hope to incorporate pluralistic perspectives coupled with the development of contemplative wisdom, for me, my colleagues and those we serve.

Teaching specialties

Human Resource Management
International Business
Management & Leadership
Contemplative Pedagogy

Areas of scholarship

  • Applied Learning
  • Contemplative Pedagogy
  • International Business
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Awards and honors

  • Professor Emeritus, Shenandoah University
  • Resolution of Appreciation, Shenandoah University
  • Professional of the Year, Winchester Area Society for Human Resource Management
  • Project Manager of the Year, National Association for Campus Activities
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