Joe T. Darden received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Professor of Geography and former Dean of Urban Affairs Programs from 1984 – 1997. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1984. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Toronto, 1997 to 1998.
Dr. Darden’s research interests are urban social geography, residential segregation, immigration and socioeconomic neighborhood inequality in multi-racial societies. He is the author or co-author of 7 books. His most recent book is co-authored with John Frazier and Noah Henry entitled The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century, Binghamton: Global Academic Publishing, 2009. His next book co-authored with historian Richard Thomas is entitled Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide. It will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2013.