Jay Golden

Jay Golden

Associate Professor of the Practice of Sustainable Systems Analysis

Dr. Golden's research is focused on the development of a Sustainable System Theory (SST) and SST approaches and models to address the nexus of Supply Chain Management and Sustainability imperatives such as energy, earth resources, emissions and economics. His systems approach explores intervention leverage points that can be used to create a new generation of organizational and technological businesses and governmental policies. In 2009 Golden was awarded the Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute for his leadership in the field of Sustainability Education & Research and was named by Ethisphere as one of the worlds most 100 influential people in business ethics.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Sustainable Systems Analysis
  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce

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Education

  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge (UK), 2006
  • M.Phil. University of Cambridge (UK), 2003
  • A.B. Arizona State University, 1991

Specialties

business and the environment
earth surface processes
environmental systems analysis
energy

Courses Taught

  • ENERGY 395: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects
  • ENERGY 396: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects
  • ENERGY 638L: Environmental Life Cycle Analysis & Decision
  • ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects
  • ENERGY 796: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects
  • ENERGY 811: Sustainable Systems Theory and Drivers
  • ENVIRON 393: Research Independent Study
  • ENVIRON 394: Research Independent Study
  • ENVIRON 590: Special Topics
  • ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects
  • ENVIRON 638L: Environmental Life Cycle Analysis & Decision
  • ENVIRON 811: Sustainable Systems Theory and Drivers
  • ENVIRON 899: Master's Project
  • ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects
  • ENVIRON 999: Duke Environmental Leadership: Master's Project
  • EOS 393: Research Independent Study
  • EOS 394: Research Independent Study
  • EOS 791: Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Nowacek, DP; Clark, CW; Mann, D; Miller, PJO; Rosenbaum, HC; Golden, JS; Jasny, M; Kraska, J; Southall, BL, Marine seismic surveys and ocean noise: time for coordinated and prudent planning, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol 13 no. 7 (2015), pp. 378-386 [10.1890/130286] [abs].
  • Handfield, RB; Golden, JS, The Biobased Products Industry: Reflections and Insights from a Multi-Year Empirical and Modeling Evaluation for the Congress of the United States, Industrial Biotechnology, vol 11 no. 4 (2015), pp. 183-187 [10.1089/ind.2015.29006.rbh] [abs].
  • Golden, JS; Handfield, RB; Daystar, J; McConnell, TE, An Economic Impact Analysis of the US Biobased Products Industry: A Report to the Congress of the United States of America, Industrial Biotechnology, vol 11 no. 4 (2015), pp. 201-209 [10.1089/ind.2015.29002.jsg] [abs].
  • Golden, JS; Handfield, R, The Emergent Industrial Bioeconomy, Industrial Biotechnology, vol 10 no. 6 (2014), pp. 371-375 [10.1089/ind.2014.1539] [abs].
  • O'Shea, T; Golden, JS; Olander, L, Sustainability and earth resources: Life cycle assessment modeling, Business Strategy and the Environment, vol 22 no. 7 (2013), pp. 429-441 [10.1002/bse.1745] [abs].

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