Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Faculty & Staff Directory

John Goheen

Title/s:  Senior Professional in Residence

Office #:  Lewis Towers 910B

Phone: 312.915.8537



John Goheen joined the School of Communication faculty in Fall 2009 as instructor, teaching Introduction to Video, and Video Documentary. He also teaches a multi-media production course for Ad/PR students with Assistant Professor Pam Morris.‌

In 2012 Goheen and Associate Professor Aaron Greer produced V-Day 11.11.11. The documentary, filmed by over 50 photographers around the world, is a compilation of the the stories of veterans and military families, giving a heart wrenching sense of reality to the dedication and sacrifices that the public often doesn’t see.

On 11.11.11 filmmakers and photojournalists, contacted by Goheen, a veteran himself, volunteered their time and skills to document these histories. The film has aired on multiple PBS stations and has been screened at different events across the nation.

Courses Taught

Intro to Video,  Documentary Production, AD/PR Multimedia Production


A 12-time Emmy winner, he has spent a long career in television news working for stations such as KMGH-TV in Denver, KOMO-TV in Seattle, and KUTV in Salt Lake City. He has also worked as a free lance producer and photographer for Dateline NBC, ESPN, the BBC, and 60 Minutes, to name but a few.

Goheen has been honored three times with the most prestigious award a video photojournalist can receive, the National Press Photographer’s Association Television News Photographer of the Year. As an independent filmmaker John has also won a dozen awards from festivals such as the Denver International Film Festival, the Phoenix International Film Festival, and the Santa Fe Film Festival.

In 2011 Goheen was awarded the Best of Festival King Foundation Award in the Faculty News Competition, for a piece entitled "Vietnam Scooter Culture at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts for faculty documentary. ‌Goheen said “It came about when I visited my son who is a commercial airline pilot for a new airline in Vietnam, Air Mekong. The piece aired on a program called World Report.”