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 Associate Professor & Chair of History and Coordinator of Humanities 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.
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Golland has taught at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, the City College of New York, the College of Staten Island, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, and the Cooper Union. He has also taught in the Albemarle County Public School District in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2011 he was appointed to the faculty of Governors State University, where he was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2016.
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In addition to his 2011 book Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity, part of the Civil Rights series at the University Press of Kentucky, Golland has published essays in California History, Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, the Claremont Journal of Religion, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, and Perspectives on History, and reviews in the American Historical Review, H-Net, and Labor History. He is currently writing a book on Arthur Fletcher.
Organizations and other activities
Golland is a member of the Committee on Research and Government of the Organization of American Historians, vice president of the Park Forest Historical Society, a former treasurer of the National Association for Ethnic Studies, and secretary and immediate 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 which owns a family plot at New Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. At Governors State he serves as vice president of the faculty senate. 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.