Dr. Louis Goodman is Dean Emeritus of the School of International Service (SIS) at American University. He carries out research on social change and politics in Latin America. His current research focuses on civil-military relations. He has published widely on that topic, on foreign investment in developing countries, and on determinants of career success for blue-collar workers. He has researched and lived abroad in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Dr. Goodman is currently a Professor at SIS, and served as Dean of SIS from 1986 until 2011. In 1992, he served as the President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Dr. Goodman earned his PhD at Northwestern University.