Dr Willie Golden, originally from Westport, has been appointed Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway. He will have responsibility for the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, and the School of Law.
Dr Golden has been a lecturer in business information systems at NUI Galway since 1992 and since 2006, has been director of the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC ) at the university. As director, he led a team of researchers which secured €6 million funding for social science research at NUI Galway. He has published extensively, co-authored a book, contributed 10 chapters to other texts, and published 16 journal papers in the areas of electronic commerce and information systems.
Speaking about his appointment, Dr Golden said: “I look forward to working with colleagues in both the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Law, to facilitate excellent and innovative teaching and to further enhance the national and international research reputation of both schools.”