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Lorraine Godden

Instructor II

Degrees:B.A. (Hons) Business & Marketing Management (Anglia Ruskin University); Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Suffolk University); M.Ed. (Queen’s University); Ph.D. (Queen’s University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2682
Office:DT 1118

Lorraine Godden is an Instructor II at Carleton University where she teaches career development, employability, and career management skills courses in the Faculty of Public Affairs. Her research is rooted in understanding how educators interpret policy and curriculum to make sense of career development and employability, work-integrated learning, adult education, school-to-work transition, and other educational multidisciplinary and public policies.

Trained in England and Canada, and formerly an adjunct professor at Queen’s, Trent, Yorkville, and Suffolk Universities, Dr. Godden has taught many generations of students in educational policy, educational and organizational leadership, business and marketing management, and professional development. Dr. Godden’s research has been published in national and international journals and conferences, and she has successfully completed many collaborative, empirical, and community-based research projects that have informed theory, policy, and practice-based initiatives. Her research has been funded by SSHRC, the Ontario Government, the Motorola Institute, and the Imperial Oil Foundation, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Educational Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association, and was a Member of Team Canada for the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (2017-2019).

Dr. Godden is currently completing a three-year evaluation of the Ontario Youth Job Connection Program with colleagues from Queen’s University, and a comparative study of educational programming that supports effective transitions from school-to-work with Dr. Atsushi Okabe of Sapporo University, Japan.

Available Courses:

IPAF 3800
Developing and Managing Your Career
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FYSM 1700
Connecting Academics to Careers in Public Affairs
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Research Interests:

  • Public policy analysis
  • Career development
  • Career management skills
  • Educational and organizational leadership
  • Adult education
  • Mentorship
  • Qualitative research methodologies

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