Interview with Jonathan M. Golding, March 9, 1992

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Jonathan Mark Golding is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of Kentucky's College of Arts and Sciences. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1959. Golding received his B.A. in psychology from Temple University in 1981, and received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Denver in 1986. Golding recalls that education was important to his family, and states that he feels that some sort of higher education is critical today. He recalls how he first became interested in psychology.

Golding emphasizes the importance of post-doctoral research in his field in order to further an academic career. He completed post-doctoral research at Memphis State before coming to UK in 1988. He describes his daily work activities in his position at UK, and the skills needed for a person in his position. Golding discusses the difficulty of publishing in his field of research psychology, and the frustrations of grant writing. Golding notes that one of the university's greatest achievements is educating a large cross-section of the people of the state of Kentucky. He sees the biggest problem at UK as the lack of understanding of the role of a research institution.

Golding discusses the topic of gender, race, nationality and age and how they impact career opportunities at the university. He perceives a certain element of racial tension on campus, and mentions a lecture by Spike Lee as an example. He talks about funding for higher-education in Kentucky. Golding discusses the rewards of his work, and communication within the department as well as within the college and university at large. He discusses the structure and hierarchy of his department, including the committees.

Interview Accession

1992oh143_af492

Interviewee Name

Jonathan M. Golding

Interviewer Name

K.C. Watts

Interview Date

1992-03-09

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Golding, Jonathan M. Interview by K.C. Watts. 09 Mar. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Golding, J.M. (1992, March 09). Interview by K. Watts. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Golding, Jonathan M., interview by K.C. Watts. March 09, 1992, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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