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00:00:00 - Golding's background

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Partial Transcript: My name is Jonathan Mark Golding.

Segment Synopsis: As of the time of this interview, Golding works in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky and is an assistant professor in the department of psychology. He came to teach at the University of Kentucky in 1988. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1959. He is a psychology professor at the University of Kentucky. He is married, his wife is a clinical psychologist, and they have no kids. His mother was a teacher and his father worked with lumber.

Keywords: Assistant professors; Birth certificates; Birthdays; Children; College of Arts and Sciences; Colleges; Department of Psychology; Educators; Family; Family influence; Fathers; Hometowns; Marriage; Married; Mothers; Parents and children; Philadelphia (Pa.); Psychology; University of Kentucky; Wife

Subjects: Families.; Pennsylvania; University of Kentucky

00:00:32 - Education

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Partial Transcript: When and where did you enroll in an undergraduate program?

Segment Synopsis: Golding went to Temple University immediately after graduating high school. He majored in psychology and went on to graduate school at the University of Denver. He graduated with psychology honors from the honors program. Golding went to straight to the in 1981 University of Denver. He stayed for 5 years and graduated in August of 1986 with a PhD in cognitive psychology. He had majored in cognitive psychology and minored in data analysis.

Keywords: Class of 1981; Class of 1986; Cognitive psychology; College of Arts & Sciences; Data analysis; Data analysis minors; Data analytics; Department of Psychology; Graduate degrees; Graduate schools; PhD; Psychology majors; Temple University; Undergraduate degrees; University of Denver; University of Denver. Department of Psychology

Subjects: Cognitive psychology program; College students--Social conditions; Temple University Alumni Center (Philadelphia, Pa.); Universities and colleges.; University of Denver. Graduate School

00:02:00 - Employment during college

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Partial Transcript: Okay, was your education interrupted by other employment?

Segment Synopsis: Golding had between 2-3 jobs during his time at undergraduate college. Golding worked for all 4 years during his time at university. Golding states that this was not a distraction to his education. He later would become a TA in grad school.

Keywords: Assistant teachers; College life; Jobs; Teacher's assistants; Teachings; Time management; Undergraduates

Subjects: Assistant professor; College students--Social conditions; Teachers' assistants.; Teaching; Undergraduates; Undergraduates--Employment--United States; Universities and colleges.

00:02:56 - Awards and recognition as a student

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Partial Transcript: And did you receive and awards or honors as a student?

Segment Synopsis: Golding graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 1916. He graduated with psychology honors in the psychology program. He also graduated from the honors college. Golding was up for nomination for a teaching award and became a finalist.

Keywords: Academic awards; Accomplishments; Recognition; Success

Subjects: Awards; College students--Social conditions; Teaching--Awards--United States; Universities and colleges.

00:03:56 - Importance of education in his family

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Partial Transcript: Okay, how important was education in your family?

Segment Synopsis: Golding's whole family are educators, education was important in his family and they all graduated from college. Education is a priority and must be valued in today's society. Education beyond high school is critical, but it's not critical to go to college immediately after high school.

Keywords: College graduates; Family educators; Higher education; Higher education and society; Importance; Society; Teachers

Subjects: College graduates.; College students--Social conditions; Higher education; Teachers; Universities and colleges.

00:05:49 - College life and career decision

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Partial Transcript: Is there any one particular reason that led you to pursue a career in your professional area?

Segment Synopsis: Golding took psychology in high school, where his teacher inspired him to work in the psychology field. He chose to work in psychology due to his enjoyment of human interaction, as well as his mother being a teacher as an influence. In college, he was a member of the Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology. He came to teach at the University of Kentucky in 1988.

Keywords: Lexington (Ky.); National Honors Society in Psychology; Psi Chi; Psychology clubs; Research; Teacher's assistants; University of Kentucky

Subjects: College students--Social conditions; Psi Chi; Psychology--Research; Universities and colleges.; University of Kentucky. Research Group

00:11:40 - Careers in psychology

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Partial Transcript: What is a typical career in your field?

Segment Synopsis: Golding talks about some careers which people who have majored in psychology are employed in. Some typical careers he describes are university professors, business, robotics, and advertisements are other career options.

Keywords: Careers; Job offers; Jobs; Psychology teachers; Skills

Subjects: Occupations.

00:12:58 - Coming to the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: So when did you come to the University of Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Golding came to the University of Kentucky in 1988. He came for the athletic team and the department. He felt comfortable with the department team and found the perfect mentors there. His wife also had good work opportunities in Lexington.

Keywords: Basketball; Campus; Kentucky; Schools; Staff; UK; University of Kentucky

Subjects: College of Arts and Sciences; College teachers.; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky; University or Kentucky--Basketball

00:17:25 - Responsibilities as a professor

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Partial Transcript: I should add, you know, the days--even more so on the days I don’t teach, I meet with students about course material.

Segment Synopsis: Golding has a diverse week. On days like Mondays, he teaches, holds office hours and attempts to write. On Tuesdays, he does not teach. Instead, he attempts to write, prepare for exams and reads.

Keywords: Activities; Entertainment; Notes; Offices; Reading; Teaching; Time-killers; Write; Writing

Subjects: Cognitive psychology.; College of Arts and Sciences; College teachers.; Department of Psychology; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Educators; Research; Teaching and learning in higher education; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky

00:34:12 - Problems with the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Okay, what is the biggest problem in working on this campus?

Segment Synopsis: Golding feels as if the university is promoting a lack of research. He also has seen a broad wave of students with no respect for the faculty and that this could be an issue.

Keywords: Crucial needs; Expectations; Research; Students and faculty; Teaching in higher education; Unreasonable

Subjects: Area studies.; College of Arts and Sciences; College teachers.; Disruption; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Library resources.; Research; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky

00:37:11 - Gender, race, age, and other discrimination issues at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Um, do you think that gender influences academic career possibilities at this university?

Segment Synopsis: Golding states that he has not heard of gender influencing academic careers at the University of Kentucky, but has heard of some stories of harassment. He also states that there is a scarce amount of females in the psychology field, where it mostly consists of males. He believes that women should be hired in this field. Golding states that he has not heard of race influencing academic careers at the University of Kentucky, but he says that UK does not have a lot of faculty who are not Caucasian. He believes that diversity should be a priority. He does perceive racial tension on UK’s campus, where he recalls a Spike Lee talk about the subject of violence and heard people cheering. He also recalls a past issue where he says his race did have an influence on his career in terms of "reverse discrimination." He discusses the benefits of working in academia versus the private sector.

Keywords: "Redneck"; Affirmative Action; Age; Benefits; Candidates; Diversity; Equality; Flexibility; Freedom; Gender; Gender equality; Graduate students; Jobs; Kentucky; Minorities; Nationality; Opportunities; Private sector; Promotions; Psychology field; Racial equality; Racial incidents; Racial tensions; Reputations; Reverse discrimination; Spike Lee; Violence; Women

Subjects: African Americans--Education (Higher); College environment; College of Arts and Sciences; College teachers--Social conditions; College teachers.; Discrimination in higher education; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Gender issues; Minorities in higher education; Minorities--Abuse of; Sex discrimination.; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky; Women--Psychology; Women.

00:43:26 - Funding for higher education

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Partial Transcript: Okay. And what are your thoughts about funding for this university from state, government, and private sources?

Segment Synopsis: Golding talks about his views on funding for higher education from state, government, and private sources.

Keywords: Federal government; Funding; Growth; Higher education; Legislature; Priorities; Private funds; State government

Subjects: College benefactors; College teachers.; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Educators; Teaching and learning in higher education; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; Universities and colleges--Finance; University of Kentucky

00:44:47 - Work environment

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Partial Transcript: Okay. Do you have any other thoughts about the conditions of this university?

Segment Synopsis: Golding describes his work environment at the University of Kentucky, specifically in the Department of Psychology. He discusses salaries, work culture, the decision-making process, issues of discrimination, communication, and organizational structure.

Keywords: Academia; Age; Benefits; Budget cuts; Buildings; Committees; Communication; Conflict; Consulting; Cost of living; Decision-making; Equipment; Gender; Heresay; Improvements; Job security; Junior faculty members; Library; Minorities; Money; Nationality; Organizational structure; Power; Private sector; Psychology Department; Race; Raises; Reverse discrimination; Rewards; Roles; Rumors; Salaries; Salary; Staff; Students; Supervision; Work culture; Work environment; Working conditions

Subjects: Cognitive psychology.; College of Arts and Sciences; College teachers--Social conditions; College teachers.; Department of Psychology; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Educators; Research; Teaching and learning in higher education; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky