University Place, Syracuse University
Jeffrey Good

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Good uses various concepts and methods of discourse and conversation analysis to examine social interaction, both in everyday contexts and institutional settings.

He is particularly interested in doctor-patient communication, as well as communication between family members. Good works primarily from video recordings of naturally occurring interactions, and treats face-to-face communication as the primordial site of sociality. He has participated in several grant-funded projects examining various aspects of doctor-patient communication, everyday family life, and ethnographic interviews of young adults with ADHD.

Jeffrey Good's Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Good, J. S. (2015). Reported and enacted actions: Moving beyond reported speech and related concepts. Discourse Studies, 17(6), 663-681.

  • Good, J. S., & Beach, W. A. (2005). Opening up gift opening: Birthday parties as situated activity systems. Text, 25, 565-593.

  • Beach, W. A., & Good, J. S. (2004). Uncertain family trajectories: Interactional consequences of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 21, 9-35.  

  • Forsberg, L., & Good, J. S. (2010) The second half of the ‘second shift’: Swedish and US fathers’ domestic work responsibility upon returning home. Working Paper #97, The Center for Everyday Lives of Families, UCLA.

  • Good, J. S. (2010). Attending to the “second shift”: Working parents’ weekday activities at home. Working Paper #96, The Center for Everyday Lives of Families, UCLA.

  • Good, J. S. (2008). Attention in action: How bids for attention get handled in everyday family life. Working Paper #80, The Center for Everyday Lives of Families, UCLA.