Robert F. Darden is an associate professor in the department of journalism, public relations and new media. He is the author of more than two dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles and is the director of Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.
Mr. Darden is former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and author of "People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music" and "Nothing But Love in God's Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, Volume I." He also is also a frequent contributor to Huffington Post on the topics of black sacred music and the civil rights movement.
With more than 30 years of journalism experience, Mr. Darden has been interviewed and featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Tapestry" (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.), C-SPAN and "Fresh Air." Mr. Darden earned a bachelor of science in education focusing on journalism and art and a master of arts in journalism.
To interview Mr. Darden, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.