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Assistant Professor, Political Science, Brock University

Dr. Nicole Goodman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brock University and Director of the Centre for e-Democracy (CeD). Her research examines the impact of technology on civic participation and democracy. Since receiving her PhD in 2012, she has become an internationally recognized authority on voting technologies and has led the largest research study on the implementation of Internet voting in municipal elections, called “The Internet Voting Project”. Her work has also shaped understandings of technology use in Indigenous communities and building inclusive smart cities. She has produced over 70 research reports that have influenced public and policy communities and led training programs for post-secondary students and Indigenous youth. She has successfully secured over $3 million dollars in research grants from Tri-Council and non Tri-Council agencies. Her work has appeared in top journals and is frequently consulted by municipal, Indigenous and federal governments, not-for-profit organizations, parliamentary committees and international governments. In 2014, Nicole co-founded the Centre for e-Democracy, a charitable organization dedicated to generating, translating and disseminating scholarly findings about how digital technology affects social and political life to enhance public dialogue and policy. Through the Centre she hopes to create a new model for how academic research is conducted, translated and shared with the public and other stakeholders, to ensure maximum value is being realized from scholarly research and that the wider community is benefiting from the findings. In March 2018, Nicole was appointed to represent Canada on the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Board of Advisers. Nicole holds a Ph.D. in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Brock University


  • 2012 
    Brock University, Political Science