An early advocate of international education, Dr. Goodhand directed the Kenyon-Earlham Program to France, the Great Lakes Colleges Association Middle East Program in Beirut (where he also taught in the Cultural Studies Program of the American University of Beirut) and the Sweet Briar College Program in Tours and Paris.

In 1974 he was co-conciever of the Integrated Program in Humane Studies. Later he directed IPHS. As chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, he was instrumental in the adoption in 1980 of the Kenyon Intensive Language Model (KILM) and in the creation of the course "The Image of Woman: European Crosscurrents."

He has published eight articles on writers such as Flaubert, Gide, Giraudoux, Camus and Robbe-Grillet.

In 1992 he received an honorary degree from Kenyon and his tribute, written by Professor Linda Metzler, read, in part, as follows: "Celebrant, rebel, literary agent provocateur, you have animated countless students to embrace literature and life with ardor, nonconformity, and discernment."

Courses Taught

First-year intensive French
Intermediate French
Survey of French literature
"Gide, Sartre, and Camus"
Poetry of nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Image of Woman: European Crosscurrents
Human Predicament in Nature (IPHS)
Human Predicament in History (IPHS)
Freedom and Responsibility in the Modern World (IPHS)

Areas of Expertise

French novels and poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, feminist studies, French critical theory, interdisciplinary studies.


1992 — Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon) from Kenyon College

1961 — Doctor of Philosophy from Rice University

1956 — Master of Arts from Rice University

1954 — Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College NY