Dave Golland is the user name of Dr. David Hamilton Golland, an American historian residing in Homewood, Illinois. The author of Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011), he is Assistant Professor and Coordinator (the equivalent of department chair) of History and Social Sciences at Governors State University.
Golland was born in 1971 in New York City and raised on Union Square in the borough of Manhattan. He attended P.S. 234 (riding the schoolbus with Etan Patz), I.S. 70, and LaGuardia High School. He served in the United States Army during the Gulf War and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and in Heilbronn, Germany. He holds a BA from Baruch College, an MA from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Golland has taught European, American, and Labor history, Black Studies, geography, and literature at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, The City College, the College of Staten Island, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, and the Cooper Union. He has also taught Special Ed as a Teaching Assistant and as a long-term sub in the Albemarle County Public School District in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2011 he was appointed a tenure-track assistant professor at Governors State University outside Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to his book Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity, part of the Civil Rights series at the University Press of Kentucky, which was published in 2011, Golland has been published in California History, Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, the Claremont Journal of Religion, Labor History, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, H-Net, BlackPast.org, and the American Historical Review. He has a chapter in Race in Urban Communities, Ed. Teresa Booker (forthcoming from the University of Akron Press), and is currently working on a book project on Arthur Fletcher.
Organizations and other activities
Golland serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Ethnic Studies, is vice president of the Park Forest Historical Society, and is secretary and past president of his family-circle organization, the David Golland Memorial Association (DGMA), which was founded in 1943 in honor of his namesake great-grandfather and owns a family plot at New Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. At Governors State he serves as parliamentarian for the faculty senate as well as the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. For several years he was involved in Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Coop as a co-chair of the General Meeting. Under the screen-name "Journey-Dave" (stylized "JRNYDV"), he is the founder and publisher of The Journey Zone, an online music newsmagazine which had its heyday from 2001-2003.
Equal employment opportunity
- Journey (band) (full rewrite)
- CUNY Graduate Center (rewrite)
- Park Slope Food Coop (full rewrite)
- Wikipedia: How to edit constructively
To avoid compromising his current scholarly work, Golland does not edit the Arthur Fletcher page except to revert vandalism.