Associate Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages John Golden was chosen as this year's recipient of the Stonehill Faculty Service Award. The honor is given to a full-time faculty member whose service has significantly advanced the mission of the College.
"Education for citizenship is integral to a liberal arts education, and just as we expect our students to lead lives of purpose and to make a difference in the world, we expect the same from our faculty," says Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Katie Conboy.
"John's abiding commitment to foreign language as constitutive to liberal learning makes his voice invaluable to revisions to the general education curriculum and to the work of the General Education Committee."
Golden has been teaching at Stonehill for 24 years, including three stints as chair of the Foreign Languages Department. In addition, he has served on a variety of committees including the Academic Appeals Board, the Campus Discipline Committee, the Honors Program Advisory Committee, and the Rank and Tenure Committee. He was the first member of the faculty to teach in the Community Experience (ACE) Program, which helps at-risk first-year students.
Golden has also been active in the planning for Academic Development Day, in which the College devotes a day to faculty discussions about relevant curricular issues and other faculty development activities.
Prior to his arrival at Stonehill in 1988, Golden taught French and German for five years at Winthrop College in South Carolina.
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