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Jay S. Golden,
College of Business
East Carolina University
Rivers West 203
Greenville, NC  27858-4353

Research Interests

Dr. Golden’s research covers sustainable systems and production consumption systems of earth resources critical in multi-tier supply chains around the globe. Current areas of focus include risks and resiliency resulting from increased industrialization of terrestrial-based biological feedstocks used to promote sustainable goods and to meet B-2-B and national government environmental policies. Golden is called upon companies around the world to provide expertise in regards to corporate sustainability programs. 

Dr.Golden received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, and his master's degree in environmental engineering and sustainable development from a joint program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Professional Mastery of Project Management Certificate from Stanford University and has a bachelor's degree in management. He also holds an MLE from Harvard University.

In 2009, Golden was presented the Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute for his leadership in the field of sustainability education & research and named by Ethisphere as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.  Prior to arriving at East Carolina University, Golden was a faculty member and chair of the Business & Environment program at Duke University where he also directed the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Golden’s teaching interest is in the areas of sustainable systems and supply chains. The topics include industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, environmental life cycle assessment, greenhouse gas modeling, corporate governance, energy modeling, process and risk modeling.