Jennifer Good

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Jennifer Good

Ph.D. Communication, Cornell University
M.E.S. Environmental Studies, York University
B.A. International Relations, University of British Columbia

Office: SBH 342
905-688-5550 x3707 

Jennifer Good (PhD Cornell University) teaches classes on environmental communication, psychology of screens, audiences, environmental justice and communication research methods. Her research focuses on mediated communication and our relationship with the environment.

Good researches the role communication plays in how people relate to the “natural environment,” exploring themes of climate change, materialism, eco-spirituality and media/digital literacy.

She has supervised graduate students across a wide range of communication topics most of which have involved some aspect of environmental communication.

  • Good, J. (2022). The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and (Not) Curbing Climate Change with Consumption, September 12. Availbe online.
  • Good, J. (2022). Stories about economic degrowth help fight climate change — and yield a host of other benefits. The Conversation, April 28. Available online

  • Good, J. (2021). How the holiday buying season adds fuel to a rapidly warming planet. The Conversation, December 12. Available online.

  • Good, J. (2021). COP26 and the story of capitalism. The Hamilton Spectator, November 18. Available online.

  • Stangor, N., & Good, J. (2021). “Nick Stanger and Jennifer Good: A love letter to a community on fire” Vancouver Sun, August 2. Available online.

  • Good, J. & Kelsey, E. (2021). “Is There an 800 Year Old Tree in Your Toilet Paper? The case for an old-growth-free logo.” The Globe and Mail, May 25, p. A11. Available online.

  • Good, J. (2020). “COVID-19 is Clearly a Life-or-Death Crisis, but so is Climate Change.” The Hamilton Spectator, April 2. Available online.

  • Good, J. (2019). “The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in an Age of Annihilation.” The Conversation, Monday June 10. Available online.
  • Good, J. (2018). “Don’t Ignore the Link Between Refugees and Climate Change.” Toronto Star, Sunday July 29, p. A17. Available online.
  • Good, J. (2017). “Putting Hurricanes and Climate Change Into the Same Frame.” Toronto Star, Monday September 18, p. A1. Available online.
  • Good, J. (2016). Creating iPhone dreams: Annihilating e-waste nightmares. Canadian Journal of Communication, 41(4), 589-610.
  • Good, J. (2013). Television and the Earth: Not a Love Story. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Audience Studies
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Media and the Natural Environment
  • Psychology of Screens
  • Social Justice and the Environment