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Jay Golden

Jay Golden

Contact Information:

jgolde04@syr.edu

315.443.5849

206 Steele Hall

Jay Golden

Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance, Public Administration and International Affairs Department


Courses

  • 2024 Spring
    • PAI 600 Selected Topics - Sustain-Driven Enterprise
    • ESP/PAI 400 Selected Topics - Sustainability Driven Capstone
    • BUA/ECS 759 Sustainability-Driven Enterprise
  • 2023 Fall
    • ESP/PAI 400/600 Selected Topics - Corporations & Sustainability
  • 2023 Spring
    • ESP/PAI 400/600 Selected Topics - Sustainability Driven Capstone
    • BUA/ECS 759 Sustainability-Driven Enterprise
  • 2022 Fall
    • ESP/PAI 300/600 Selected Topics - Corporations & Sustainability
    • PAI 300 Selected Topics - Corporations and Sustainabilit
  • 2022 Summer
    • ESP 400 Selected Topics - CorporateSustainability-Europe
  • 2022 Spring
    • ESP/PAI 300/400/600 Selected Topics - Applied Dynamic Sustainability
    • PAI 700 Selected Topics - Global Supply Chains

Highest degree earned

Ph.D. (Cantab), University of Cambridge, 2005

Bio

Jay S. Golden joined the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as the Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance in the fall of 2021.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Golden was the president and CEO of Wichita State University. He also served as a professor and vice chancellor at East Carolina University.

The founder and inaugural co-director of the Sustainability Consortium as well as the founder of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations, Golden is an internationally recognized academic researcher and thought leader in corporate sustainability and natural resource supply chain sustainability. Golden was the faculty chair of the Business and Environment program at Duke University and was one of the first faculty members in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. 

In September 2009, Golden received the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Center for Business Education at the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute's Faculty Pioneer Award is the "Oscars of the business school world" according to the Financial Times. Award recipients are recognized for demonstrating "leadership and risk-taking in integrating ethical, environmental and social issues into the business curriculum." 

Golden was also named one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by the Ethisphere Institute. 

In 2017, Golden was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he still serves. He has served on a number of boards and committees including regional and state economic development and innovation councils as well as serving on committees for the United Nations Environment Programme. He consults for corporations, NGOs and governments around the world on the nexus of sustainability, innovation and economic development. 

Golden received a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge and a 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, an M.L.E. in higher education from Harvard, and has a B.A. in management.

Author of more than 150 articles, Golden has participated in 100 invited presentations and more than 150 media interviews around the world. He has testified before Congress on sustainability and secured more than $30 million in research funding. Golden was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society.

Areas of Expertise

Net-Zero Carbon Transition, technology transitions, energy transitions, bio-based transitions, supply chains, ESG and finance

Research Interests

Dynamic Sustainability with a focus on the rapid transition to the Net-Zero Carbon Economy through technology transitions, biobased technologies, energy transitions and public / corporate policy transitions.

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Regional Electricity Transitions", Sponsored by Fidelity Labs LLC.

"Bioindicators Of The U.S. Economy 2024 & Global Comparisons", Sponsored by Department of Agriculture.

"Support Net-Zero Carbon Market Evaluations and Strategies' ARPA-E: NitroNet: Smart System to Quantify Nitrous Oxide Emissions with Princeton University", Sponsored by Department of Energy.

"Bioindicators of the U.S. Economy 2022", Sponsored by Department of Agriculture.

"The Net-Zero Carbon Economy", Sponsored by CUSE Grants - Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant.

"Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program Evaluation", Sponsored by Department of Agriculture.

Sponsored by Confidential Donor - to support EV Transition Fellowships.

"Energy Transitions", Sponsored by Fidelity.

Sponsored by Confidential Donor - Sustainable Syracuse Initiative.

"Dynamics of Sustainability", Sponsored by Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Engagement (SOURCE) Research Assistant Grant.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Golden, J. S., Dynamic Sustainability: Implications for Policy, Markets and National Security. Cambridge University Press, 2023.
    • Golden, J. S., Carlson, J., Climate, Energy and Urbanization: A Guide on Strategies, Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development in the Desert. , 2008.
    • Ferguson, B., Fisher, K., Golden, J. S., Hair, L., Haselbach, L., Hitchhock, D., Kaloush, K., Pomerantz, M., Tran, N. and Waye, D., Reducing Urban Heat Islands Compendium of Strategies: Cool Pavements. Wong, E. (ed.) EPA, 2006.
    • Golden, J. S., Heat Island Mitigation Guidebook. US EPA, 2005.
  • Journal Articles
    • Doran, E., Golden, J. S., Matus, K., Lebel, L., Timmer, V., van't Zelfde, M. and de Koning, A., "The emerging role of mega-urban regions in the sustainability of global production-consumption systems." Nature-Urban Sustainability, 2023.
    • Golden, J. S., Ryan, K. and Otis, A., "Carbon Intensity Labeling and the 2023 Farm Bill: Five Key Insights for the 118th Congress." Industrial Biotechnology, 2023.
    • Golden, J. S., Handfield, R., Falkenburg, N., Otis, A. J. and Greenberg, A., The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance (9003) Program: An External Review Conducted for the U.S.D.A.. , 2022.
    • Golden, J. S., "The unintended consequences of the Inflation Reduction Act." The Hill, 2022.
    • Golden, J. S., Gonzalez, J. P., Mogas, A. A., Paynter, S. R. and Radich, A. F., Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Economist, 2022.
    • Golden, J. S., Handfield, R., Daystar, R., Kronthal, R. S. and Tickner, J., "Green Chemistry: A Strong Driver of Innovation, Growth and Business Opportunity." Journal of Industrial Biotechnology, 2021.
    • Golden, J. S., "The convergence of Policies, Consumers and ESG: Five Examples Pulled from Recent Reports on the U.S. Biobased Economy." Journal of Industrial Biotechnology, 2021.
  • Book Chapters
    • Brazel, A. J., Golden, J. S., "Airsheds." In Planning and Urban Design Standards. American Planning Association, 2006.
    • McGregor, G., Golden, J. S., "London's Urban Heat Island: A Summary for Decision Makers." In A Technical Report for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority. , 2006.
    • Golden, J. S., Brazel, A. J., "Urban Systems and Air Quality." In Planning and Urban Design Standards. American Planning Association, 2006.
  • Conference Proceeding
  • General Interest Publications
    • Kaloush, K., Biligiri, K., White, P. and Golden, J. S., "Fixing air holes. Latest research presents methodology to prevent climate change." In Concrete Progress. , 2008.
    • Golden, J. S., Kaloush, K., "ASU's Cool Pavements." In The Arizona Republic. , 2007.
    • Golden, J. S., Kaloush, K., "Addressing the Complexities of the Urban Heat Island Effect Through a Local Government Systems Approach." In Public Works. , 2005.
    • Golden, J. S., "Sustainable Design & Construction – Life Cycle Design." In Environmental Design and Construction. , 2003.
    • Golden, J. S., "Environmental audits make sense." In Arizona Business and Development (Summer Edition). , 1991.
  • Technical Reports

Presentations and Events

Maxwell 100 year celebratoin, "Overview of the DSL" (April 11, 2024 - April 11, 2024)

Lubin Society, Lubin Society, "Dynamic Sustainability Lab" (April 6, 2024 - April 6, 2024)

Lubin Society, "Net Zero Carbon Transition" (April 6, 2024 - April 6, 2024)

Climate & Carbon Market Data Needs, Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse University, "Climate & Energy Transitions" (March 11, 2024 - March 11, 2024)

EV Transitions, Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse University, "EV Transitions" (March 11, 2024 - March 11, 2024)

National Academies Climate Security Roundtable, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, "National Security Risks from Climate Change and Urban Supply Chain Systems" (March 4, 2024 - March 5, 2024)

Communicating with Policy Makers, Center for Policy Research, "Communicating with Policy Makers" (February 1, 2024 - February 1, 2024)

BioRobic Ireland, University College Dublin, "Dynamic Sustainability & the Bioeconomy" (January 18, 2024 - January 18, 2024)

AFCC National Conference, "Climate SMART Commodities and Bioeconomy" (November 12, 2023)

Syracuse University Alumni and Donors (October 26, 2023)

Boston Maxwell Alumni Event, Maxwell School, "Net Zero Carbon Economy" (October 26, 2023)

Logistics Journal (October 23, 2023)

Change the Chamber Podcast (October 19, 2023)

Maxwell Advisory Board (October 19, 2023)

Maxwell Advisory Board, Maxwell School, "The Dynamic Sustainability Lab" (October 19, 2023)

National Security Studies Program, "Transition to a Net-Zero Carbon Economy and National Security" (September 13, 2023)

American Council of Engineering Companies Fall Conference, "Transition to the Net-Zero Carbon Economy" (September 10, 2023)

Nicholas Institute for the Environment / Duke Marine Lab, "Transition to a Net-Zero Carbon Economy" (September 6, 2023)

(August 9, 2023)

ASTM E62.01, "Carbon Intensity Labeling" (May 2, 2023)

Syracuse University, "A Conversation with Tom Steyer" (April 11, 2023)

Offshore Wind & Energy: Progress and Barriers Symposium (April 4, 2023)

Washington DC Alumni / Donor Gathering, Maxwell school Development, "Dynamic Sustainability Lab" (April 3, 2023)

"Navigating the Sustainable Organization" (April 3, 2023)

Duke University, "Dynamic Sustainability and the Implications for Offshore Wind in the United States" (January 24, 2023)

Model United Nations, "Dynamic Sustainability: Implications of the Net-Zero Carbon Transition" (January 19, 2023)

AFCC Global Conference, "Progress Towards a U.S. Carbon Intensity Label" (November 6, 2022)

Innsure Climate Forum, "Nexus of climate and insurance" (October 6, 2022)

Council of States Conference, "Impact of the Electric Vehicle Transition on State Budgets" (August 15, 2022)

Council of States Conference, "Impact of the Electric Vehicle Transition on State Budgets" (August 15, 2022)

U.S. State Department, "Global Risks from Climate" (August 10, 2022)

"US Policy and the Net Zero Carbon Transition" (August 10, 2022)

US Senate Committee on Agriculture Staff, Nutrition and Forestry Staff + the AFCC Industry Association, "Development of a Carbon Intensity Label" (June 9, 2022)

US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Staff + the AFCC Industry Association, "Development of a Carbon Intensity Label" (June 9, 2022)

"Corporations and the Net-Zero Carbon Transition" (June 7, 2022)

"Corporations and the Net-Zero Carbon Transition" (June 7, 2022)

At State of New York: Climate Focused Bio-Economy, "The Rapid Transition to the Net-Zero Carbon Economy and the Increased Economic Opportunities for Biobased Solution" (May 12, 2022)

State of New York: Climate Focused Bio-Economy, SUNY-ESF, "The Rapid Transition to the Net-Zero Carbon Economy and the Increased Economic Opportunities for Biobased Solution" (May 12, 2022)

Syracuse University Law School, "Corporate Sustainability" (April 28, 2022)

"Corporate Sustainability" (April 28, 2022)

K. Douglas Nelson Lecture, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. Syracuse University (April 28, 2022)

K. Douglas Nelson Lecture, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. Syracuse University (April 28, 2022)

Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition, Board of Governors, "Carbon Intensity Labeling" (April 19, 2022)

Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition, Board of Governors, "Carbon Intensity Labeling" (April 19, 2022)

Lubin Lecture, "Climate Change and Dynamic Sustainability" (March 31, 2022)

Innsure Climate Summit, "Innovation challenges & Opportunities at the Intersection of Insurance and Climate Risk" (March 17, 2022)

Innsure Climate Summit, "Innovation challenges & Opportunities at the Intersection of Insurance and Climate Risk" (March 17, 2022)

GC3 & Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4), "Green Chemistry Market Research: Promising Signals for the Availability of Safe and Sustainable Alternatives" (March 1, 2022)

GC3 & Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment, "Green Chemistry Market Research: Promising Signals for the Availability of Safe and Sustainable Alternatives" (March 1, 2022)

Maxwell School Board, "Overview of the Dynamic Sustainability Lab" (February 4, 2022)

Maxwell School Board, "Overview of the Dynamic Sustainability Lab" (February 4, 2022)

Center for Environmental Policy Administration (CEPA), "Dynamic Sustainability" (January 28, 2022)

Center for Environmental Policy Administration (CEPA), "Dynamic Sustainability" (January 28, 2022)

AFCC Carbon Negative Platform Committee, "Carbon Intensity Labeling" (January 27, 2022)

AFCC Carbon Negative Platform Committee, "Carbon Intensity Labeling" (January 27, 2022)

SUNY-ESF and the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE), "Drivers of the Bioeconomy: New York State and US Perspective" (January 27, 2022)

SUNY-ESF and the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE), "Drivers of the Bioeconomy: New York State and US Perspective" (January 27, 2022)

Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition, "Reducing bio-based product carbon intensity to amplify value, environmental benefits and consumer adoption" (November 15, 2021)

Golden, J. S., McConalogue, C., National Bioeconomy Summit: Republic of Ireland, "Economic Impact Analysis of the US Biobased Products Industry" (October 19, 2021)

Duke University Marine Lab, "Ocean Energy Systems" (September 1, 2021)

"Sustainable Systems Engineering" (February 16, 2021)

International Symposium for Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST, "Dynamic Sustainability " (June 18, 2024)