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Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz, Ph.D.


  • Higher Education Leader: Vice President of Academic Affairs (Ventura College), Dean (Moorpark College), Assistant Dean of new Program Development/Sr. Program Director/Director of Distance Education (Cal State U – Northridge, Department Chair and Tenured Faculty member (Saint Paul College).
  • Graduate Professor of Research Design and Methods, Program/Curriculum Assessment and Evaluation, and Assistive Technology and Human Services Comprehensive Project Course, and Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution.
  • Undergraduate Professor of Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology since 1996.
  • Training experience: conflict resolution, making content accessible/ADA compliant, Title IX basics and compliance.
  • Non-profit leader, board member, and founder since 1999.
  • Program assessment and evaluation experience since 2003.
  • Seasoned researcher, with experience on federally and regionally funded grants in the areas of health and wellness, social services, social sciences, and support for people with disabilities.
  • Human Services experience: homeless outreach, chemical dependency counseling, youth counseling, pre-school art and swim lessons.
Resume: Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz, Ph.D.
KalfsbeekGoetz Jennifer CV Resume APR 20[...]
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Past Projects

  • Knowing yourself & understanding others: mediator conflict tendencies & Cultural differences in mediations (2018-present)
  • Conflict Resoluton Strategies for the Community College Workplace @Ventira College, Facilitator (2021)
  • AB 705 2.0: Beyond the Letter of the Law (CA CIO conference, 2021)
  • Title IX nd Today’s Students: TIX in a Digital World (2016-2019).
  • A Guide to Making Documents and Class Content Accessible (2014-2018).
  • Developer of College Professional Development Day Events (2011-2015).
  • Presenter: Faculty can do it Too: Simple Tools for Course Accessible Materials.  (March, 2015) 30th Annual International & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Educator & Presenter: (Nov. 2014). Effectively Leading in the Multigenerational Workplace. California State Assoc. of Counties, Sacramento, CA.
  • Presenter: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: The CSUN Whole-Program Approach to program Development.  (Oct. 2014) UPCEA Western Regional Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Co-founder / donor of the Jane Small Scholarship for Advocates for People with Disabilities (2013-present).
  • Keynote Speaker: Graduate Education for Students with Disabilities: The Future at California State University, Northridge. (Sep., 2012) Presentation at the 25th Anniversary of the National Tsukuba University of Technology, Tsukuba, Japan.


Attracting and Retaining Adults: Top 10 Features of Programs Designed for Busy Adult Students (

Part One of Eleven, Published FEB 2015
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This article posits that the field of mediation can better serve the public by developing a system of public accountability that would elevate itself to a formal, professional status. What’s more, the proverbial train may have already left the station in disputes that are resolved in a public forum: court-connected and litigated cases.

Professionalizing Mediation, by Goetz & Kalfsbeek, 2014
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