Professor Goedken earned her BS in Psychology and MS in Industrial Relations, then worked in labor relations and human resources for several years before attending law school. Following graduation from law school, Professor Goedken served as labor counsel for Northwest Airlines, where she negotiated labor agreements, arbitrated contract disputes, and responded to complaints of employment discrimination. More recently she worked for MidAmerican Energy Company, directing the employee and labor relations staff, and provided appellate arbitration services to the Union Pacific Railroad before teaching at Creighton. She continues to serve as a labor arbitrator and mediator. Professor Goedken teaches Legal Writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Commercial Contract Drafting. She has also coached Creighton's Client Counseling and Baseball Salary Arbitration teams. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.