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Faculty | Department of Psychological Science

"A couple of years after I arrived at NKU as an assistant professor, my mother (who lived on the West Coast) became very ill and was in the hospital. I heard the news on Thanksgiving day. Dr. George Goedel, chair of the psychology department at that time, told me to just go. I was gone for the rest of the semester. Colleagues gave exams for me, helped to cover classes, etc. I've always found it really impressive that people would pull together to help a colleague like that (and I use it in class to illustrate a quality of effective leadership--helping people with personal needs). What a great place to work!"