Dr. Golding’s Bio

Jonathan M. Golding was born in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Temple University as an undergraduate (BA, 1981), where he was the school mascot (the “Temple Owl”) his senior year. He received his MA (1983) and Ph.D. from the University of Denver (1986), and then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Memphis State University (1986-1988). Dr. Golding joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at UK in 1988 and is now a Full Professor. Dr. Golding is an active researcher investigating both jury decision making and various aspects of memory. Dr. Golding’s research has led to numerous publications in scientific journals and books. Besides his research, Dr. Golding has been very involved in all aspects of undergraduate education. This includes teaching almost 20 different classes of various sizes (10 to 500 students), supervising undergraduate research, publishing articles about teaching, and serving on various undergraduate education committees. Dr. Golding is a Chellgren Center on Undergraduate Education Endowed Fellow, and has been awarded various teaching awards. These awards include the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Teaching Award, the College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Award, two UK Chancellor’s (now Provost) Teaching Awards, and the Carnegie Foundation’s 2011 Kentucky Professor of the Year.

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