Nicole Goodman presently serves as Director of the Centre for e-Democracy in Toronto, Canada, and as Assistant Professor of political science at the Brock University. Dr Goodman brings extensive experience in the field of elections and ICTs, international networking and fundraising. Her current research largely focuses on the impacts of digital technology on Canadian political behaviour and public policy. She has also explored such impacts on governance, Indigenous self-determination and innovation.
Dr Goodman recently led a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded-study of the 2014 Ontario municipal elections to assess the effects of internet voting on voters and election administration in 47 municipalities. She is a co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded research project “The Impact of Digital Technology on First Nations Participation and Governance,” examining the impact of electronic voting and e-democracy software on participation in elections and referendums, and the role of digital technology in promoting self-government.
She has authored multiple academic papers and government reports and is regularly called upon by governments and organizations in Canada and internationally for her expertise related to voting technologies and electoral modernization. Her research has been published in international studies series and journals, and its findings have been presented in testimony to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly (Ontario) and the Special Committee on Electoral Reform and have been featured in The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, CBC and on TVO as well as other outlets.
Dr Goodman has worked with the US government and hosted and provided guidance to the Catalonian electoral delegation. She recently served as co-chair for the EVOTE-ID meeting—the largest international conference on electronic voting in Bregenz, Austria.