2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Darden, who has received the 2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors.

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Darden who has received the 2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors.  Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences is honored to have him as part of the Department.

Dr. Darden, a former Fulbright Scholar, has put his heart in his research interests of urban social geography, residential segregation, immigration and socioeconomic neighborhood inequality in multi-racial societies.  He has authored books like, The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007, and Detroit that received 2014 Michigan Notable Book Award, and Historical Society of Michigan State History Award.  Along with co-authoring many more books and roughly 160 journal articles.

Dr. Darden has received many academic awards; he is the recipient of MSU’s Distinguished Faculty Award (1984), the Ethnic Geography Specialty Group’s Distinguished Scholar Award (2006), the AAG Enhancing Diversity Award (2006), and the Distinguished Ethnic Geography Career Award (2015). In 2018 he was elected to the inaugural cohort of AAG Fellows.

Also known as “Professor” Darden he is looked upon his students and mentees as an enthusiastic, dedicated, and compassionate teacher and mentor.

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