Dr. David Hamilton Golland is professor of history, coordinator of humanities, and president of the faculty senate at Governors State University. He holds a PhD from the City University of New York and an MA from the University of Virginia.
His books, Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity
(University Press of Kentucky, 2011) and A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican
(University Press of Kansas, 2019), have garnered positive reviews in the American Historical Review
, the Journal of American History
, and the Journal of Southern History
, among others. Additionally, A Terrible Thing to Waste
is the 2020-2021 Washburn University iRead
(freshman common read) selection.
Dr. Golland has also published articles in California History, Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, The Claremont Journal of Religion
, and the American Historical Association’s newsmagazine Perspectives on History
He serves as editor of the Arthur Fletcher Papers
, now at the Mabee Library at Washburn University. This 250,000-page collection of the personal and organizational documents of the father of affirmative action enforcement was digitized in 2014.
Dr. Golland has begun work on a history of the American rock band Journey
. Although he has interviewed several of the band's current and former members and expects to speak with several more, he envisions the project as something akin to an unauthorized biography.
He normally offers introductory courses in United States history, advanced history courses on political, civil rights, and labor history, public history, and historical methods. From time to time he has offered advanced courses in modern French history and modern Russian history.
He makes more than a dozen public appearances each year, ranging from plenary talks to panel papers, and has been an invited guest on talk radio.
More information can be found on his Wikipedia page