University of Kentucky professor wins professor of the year award

A University of Kentucky professor has won Kentucky's Professor of the Year award from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Jonathan Golding, a professor in UK's psychology department, was recognized for his teaching skills, particularly in undergraduate education. The competition recognizes one professor from every state.

Golding joined the UK faculty in 1988. His work with undergraduates has been recognized before, including with the Chancellor's Award for Teaching in 1994 and 1998, and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006. He also is serving a three-year term as a Chellgren Center on Undergraduate Education Endowed Professor.

Golding's field of study is jurors' reactions to various types of abuse, including child abuse, elder abuse and domestic abuse.