Professor Suki Goodman was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce from 1 January 2022. She served as head of the School of Management Studies department from 2018 until she was appointed Dean. Before that, she headed the section of Organisational Psychology from 2010 to 2017.
She is highly acclaimed in her research areas, including organisational behaviour and programme evaluation. She has published numerous peer‐reviewed research articles and book chapters and is part of the national editorial board of the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology. Professor Goodman is currently the programme leader for the Future of Work research programme under the South African Research Chair: Creation of Decent Work and Sustainable Livelihood.
Professor Goodman is a registered Organisational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and a member of both the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOPSA) and the South African Society for Monitoring and Evaluation (SAMEA).
She teaches across both organisational psychology and programme evaluation and has taught courses at the bookends (first year and master’s) for many years.
In 2017, she received the SIOPSA Presidential Merit Award for Academic Excellence in recognition of her dedication to institutional Transformation in industrial and organisational psychology. In 2019 the School of Management Studies’ Section of Marketing won the Vice Chancellor’s first-ever excellence award for Transformation.
Professor Goodman holds a PhD, master’s and honours degrees in organisational psychology from the University of Cape Town.