David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.

Dr. David Hamilton Golland is Professor of History at Governors State University in the Chicago suburbs, where he served two terms as Faculty Senate President. 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 is currently working on a history of Journey (the American rock band).

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; has been an invited guest on talk radio; and has appeared on C-SPAN's American History TV.

More information can be found on his Wikipedia entry.

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