Profile for Amanda Goodenough

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Specialty area(s)

Multiracialism, activism, microaggressions, racial justice, power & privilege, hate/bias response, cultural humility

Brief biography

Hired as Campus Climate's Communications & Program Coordinator in August of 2006, Assistant Director in 2013, and Director in 2018, Amanda (she/her/hers) and her team provide workshops, resources, and assessment to advance social justice, equity, and inclusion throughout the organizational culture. As part of her responsibilities, Amanda has provided leadership for Awareness through Performance and the Hate Response Team for over ten years. Amanda is also currently a part-time doctoral student in the UWL Student Affairs Administration and Leadership program. Operating from a cultural humility framework, Amanda constantly strives to recognize structural oppression, disrupt inequity, speak truth to power, and elevate historically marginalized voices and experiences.


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, (2025)
Ed.D., Student Affairs Administration and Leadership 

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2006
M.S.Ed., College Student Development & Administration

University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 2001
B.S., Communications; Graphic Design emphasis

Teaching history

EFN 205: Understanding Human Differences

UWL 100: Divergent: Navigating Identities in the College Experience

SAA 720: Special Topic: First Generation Students

Professional history

2018-present: Director, Campus Climate; UW-La Crosse

2013-2018: Assistant Director, Campus Climate; UW-La Crosse

2006-2013: Communications and Program Coordinator, Campus Climate; UW-La Crosse

2004-2006: Graduate Assistant, Multicultural Student Services; UW-La Crosse



Presenters at UW-Madison Hate/Bias Symposium 2019 on Jan. 30, 2019 in Madison, Wi were:
  • Laura Abellera and K Weinberg, both Campus Climate, — "Art of Healing-What do Students do with the Pain Caused by Experiences of Hate and Bias?"
  • Amanda Goodenough, Campus Climate — "Building Effective Hate/Bias Response Teams & Processes"
  • Willem Van Roosenbeek, Pride Center — "LGBTQ+ Identities on Campus"
  • Nizam Arain, Diversity & Inclusion — "The First Amendment, Free Speech, and Hate Speech"
The Hate/Bias Symposium for the last three years has been hosted at UWL. 2019 UW-Madison agreed to take on the symposium. The theme was Repairing Harm, Rebuilding Trust. UWL supported the symposium by offering several presentations.

Submitted on: Jan. 30, 2019