Jennifer Good

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.

I am interested in the role that communication plays in how we relate to the “natural environment.” My research and writing have explored the communication of climate change, materialism, Indigenous thinking/spirituality, electronic waste, “ethical oil,” and media literacy. I am currently researching people’s spiritual experiences of/in/as “nature” and whether/in what ways those experiences are shared.

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

  • 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