Founding Director William A. Darity recognized as Duke Centennial Trailblazer

Professional headshot of William Darity

Dr. William A. Darity, Cook Center Founding Director and Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and African and African American Studies, has been recognized as a Duke Centennial Trailblazer, an initiative by Duke University to honor 100 years of accomplishments and recognize “the faculty and staff leading us into the next century”.

Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2011-2012) at Stanford, a fellow at the National Humanities Center (1989-90) and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors (1984). He received the Samuel Z. Westerfield Award in 2012 from the National Economic Association, the organization’s highest honor, and has published or edited 12 books and published more than 210 articles in professional journals.

Read the Duke 100 feature here.