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Former ESD MPhil student becomes Vice Chancellor

last modified Mar 09, 2017 02:20 PM
Dr Jay Golden, ESD MPhil 02-03, has been selected as Vice Chancellor of research, economic development and engagement at East Carolina University, USA.
Former ESD MPhil student becomes Vice Chancellor

Photo credit: Duke University

"East Carolina University has selected Dr. Jay Golden as vice chancellor of research, economic development and engagement. His appointment, effective June 30, was approved by the Board of Trustees during a special meeting on March 8.

Golden is the director of Duke University’s Center for Sustainability and Commerce where he directs research and engagement activities on sustainability issues in partnership with global corporations. He is an associate professor in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and faculty chair of the Business and Environment Program at Duke. He previously served in the role of associate vice provost for research and corporate relations.

As vice chancellor of ECU’s Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement, Golden will be responsible for directing the promotion of research and creative activity at the university."

Taken from: http://www.ecu.edu/news/VC-Research2017.cfm

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.