Professor Goodman specializes in information policy law. Her research interests include freedom of expression, communications architectures, media and spectrum policy, disclosure as a policy tool, advertising law, and the informational aspects of sustainability policy. She is Co-Director and co-founder of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL). She blogs at riipl.rutgers.edu and at medium.com, and contributes to The Guardian and Slate.
Professor Goodman is currently a Pratt Fund grantee, collaborating on a public database on government use of predictive algorithms and artificial intelligence as well as a real language tool for advocates of algorithmic accountability. She ishas been a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation grantee, conducting research on new legal challenges facing digital journalists. She served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the FCC and helped in the production of a pathbreaking report on the Information Needs of Communities. She has been a Ford Foundation grantee, conducting research on media policy principles for a networked age. She is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication and has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Professor Goodman has served as an expert before the National Academies of Science and Technology, the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Brookings Institution, and the Aspen Institute.
Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2003, Professor Goodman was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling LLP and served as Of Counsel with the firm until 2009. Professor Goodman has visited at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, Wharton School of Business, and Law School, and has been involved with Penn’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership on green marketing issues. She has also been a Fellow at the Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis. Professor Goodman clerked for Judge Norma L. Shapiro on the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, after graduating from Harvard Law School and Harvard College. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children, and enjoys running, swimming, biking, and the odd reality show.