Dr. James Golden joined Daemen College’s faculty this year as an assistant professor of social work, having most recently been on the faculty and served as chair of Hilbert College’s Social Sciences Division.
His teaching background includes courses in social work and sociology, specifically in the areas of cultural diversity, social welfare policy, research methods, social problems, and addictions treatment.
Golden earned a doctorate in social welfare and a master’s in social work from the University at Albany. Prior to transitioning to higher education, he worked in clinical settings with individuals convicted of sex offending, and at the Research Institute on Addictions, where he studied substance abuse and domestic violence treatment methods.
Golden’s research interest focuses on the politics of inequality and social welfare reform, and the role of social work in facilitating change.
Golden lives in Lewiston with his wife, daughter, and son, and enjoys spending time playing drums and guitar.