David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.

Latest News:
7/1/22: Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
by Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Monmouth University:

Greetings, Members of the Monmouth University Community:

Please join me in welcoming the new Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. David Golland.

Dr. Golland joins us from Governors State University (University Park, Illinois) where he served....


Now in Paperback from the University Press of Kansas:
A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

  • 2020-21 Washburn University iRead (freshman common read) selection

    Arthur Fletcher (1924-2005) was the most important civil rights leader you've (probably) never heard of. The first Black player for the Baltimore Colts, the father of affirmative action and adviser to four presidents, he coined the United Negro College Fund's motto: "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste." Modern readers might be surprised to learn that Fletcher was also a Republican. Fletcher's story, told in full for the first time in this book, embodies the conundrum of the post-World War II Black Republican—the civil rights leader who remained loyal to the party even as it abandoned the principles he espoused.



    Latest Appearance:
    October 15, 2022
    Midwest Popular Culture Association
    DePaul University, Chicago, IL
    Journey and Race: Cultural Appropriation in Corporate Rock

    Up next:
    November 26-27, 2022
    Philippine Studies Conference in Japan
    University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus


    Latest Interview:
    October 14, 2022: Charles Sawyer, author of
    B.B. King from Indianola to Icon: A Personal Odyssey with the King of the Blues
    (Focal, 2022)
    on the New Books Network



    Latest Blog Post:
    6/16/22: The Art of Choosing What to Do With Your Life
    I agree with this guest essay published in The New York Times:
    "The Art of Choosing What to Do With Your Life," by Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey


    Now Airing on C-Span3's American History TV:
    The Oral History of Affirmative Action:
    Reconstructing the Philadelphia Plan and Arthur Fletcher


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