Faculty Profiles

Marsha J. Darling

Professor And Director
African, Black And Caribbean Studies, Center For 

Alumnae Hall Annex I
516.877.4981
516.877.4579
DARLING@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., Duke University (1982)

M.A., Duke University (1975)

B.A., Vassar College (1973)

A.A. w/ Honors, CUNY College of Staten Island (1971)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

Columbia University, Visiting Research Professor, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, 1/15-8/15 (sabbatical appt).

Peter Lang Publishing, Series Editor for Social Sciences and Humanities, Black Studies and Critical Thinking Book Series, 2010-present.

The Center for Genetics and Society (CGS), Fellow, 6/12-present.

Adelphi University, Professor of History & Interdisciplinary Studies and Director, Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies Programs, 6/03-present.

New York University, Visiting Research Professor, History Department, 1/07-8/07 (sabbatical appt).

The Institute for Biotechnology and the Human Future (IBHF), Fellow, 2/06-6/10.

Adelphi University, Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies & Director, African American & Ethnic Studies Program (tenure track), 1/00-5/03.

Georgetown University, Assistant Professor (tenure track), Women's Studies Program and History Department, 8/96-12/99; Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Faculty Associate, 1998.

Georgetown University, Visiting Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Women's Studies Program and History Department, 8/92-6/96.

University of Maryland at College Park, Visiting Associate Professor, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Afro-American Studies Program, 2/93-5/98. Taught large (250 students) African American Culture and History survey courses.

Hood College, Associate Professor (tenure track), Department of History, and Director, African American Studies Program, 9/91-6/92.

University of Maryland at College Park, Faculty Research Associate/Programs Coordinator, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Afro-American Studies Program, 5/90-8/91.

Georgetown University, Visiting Associate Professor, Women's Studies Program, 1/90-5/92.

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Resident Faculty Fellow, 1989.

Center for Women’s Policy Studies, Washington, DC, Research Associate, 1989.

Bangalore University and American Studies Center at Hyderbad, India, Fulbright Professor, 1988. Appointment: Women in International Development.

Hunter College, Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's Studies Program & Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies, 1/87-6/87.

Wellesley College, Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Black Studies, 9/82-6/88.

Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA, Faculty, Summer Institute of Women's Studies, 7/87.

Harvard University, Associate, DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, 1986-87.

Simmons College, Boston MA, Lecturer, Afro-American Studies Program, 9/86-12/86.

Harvard University, Associate, William E. B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, 1982-83.

Wellesley College, Lecturer, Department of Black Studies, 9/79-8/82.

Solomon Fuller Mental Health Institute, Boston City Hospital, Lecturer, Family Studies and Community Health Program, 3/79-5/79.

Blacksides Films, Researcher for Documentary, Boston, MA, 3/79-8/79.

Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, History Department, 8/78-6/79; Graduate Research Fellow, William E. B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, 8/78-6/79.

Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, GraduateAssistant,
Duke University, 9/77-6/78.
Assisted with program implementation of an NEH funded humanities research center in its first year; coordinated visiting scholar's program, assisted in the planning for a national symposium, public relations, and community outreach.

Duke University, Teaching Assistant, Department of History, 9/75-9/76.
Duke University, Teaching Assistant, Oral History Program, Summer, 1974.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

My plans for the coming year are as follows: I plan to continue the tradition of excellence in instructional teaching that I have established over the course of the sixteen years that I have been on the faculty at Adelphi. Fine teaching, including using research findings to improve the pedagogical scope of my classroom instruction, has been and will continue to be the hallmark of my professional contribution to Adelphi. I have established an international reputation in an important scholarly/public policy areas of concern -- the rights of the child in transnational surrogacy agreements; my plans include continuing to pursue speaking engagements and to publish in this important area.

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