Assistant Dean for the LaValley Law Library and
Associate Professor of Law
Office: LC 3009
Campus Phone: 419.530.2945
Fax Number: 419.530.2439
Rick Goheen received his B.A. in political science from The University of Toledo in 1991. He was an associate member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and received his J.D. from UC in 1994, and earned his master's degree in library science from the University of Kentucky in 1998.
After a year of private practice, Professor Goheen returned to the University of Cincinnati's law library where he served as Head of Information Access and then as Head of Reference. While at UC, he had overall responsibility for reference, circulation, interlibrary loan and media services, and was also the primary selector of new books and electronic resources for the library. From 2001 to 2007, Professor Goheen was the founding Associate Director for Public Services at the University of St. Thomas’ Schoenecker Law Library in Minnesota, where he taught Advanced Legal Research and the research portions of Lawyering Skills I and II.
Professor Goheen was a member of AALL’s Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee from 2004 to 2006, and the AALL Scholarships Committee from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as Treasurer of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries since 2009, and chaired the host committee for ORALL's 2013 annual meeting in Toledo.
His research interests include family law, juvenile law and legislative history. While at St. Thomas, Professor Goheen served as the Minnesota state editor for an AALL publication on permanent public access to government information, and wrote the Indiana, Michigan and South Dakota sections of a related AALL survey report on online authentication of state government information. He is co-editor of Academic Law Library Job Descriptions for Use with the AALL Salary Survey (published every two years and consulted by law librarians nationwide) and is working on a history of legal publishing in Ohio from 1795 to the present.