Christopher J. Darville, Ed.D., is a part time faculty member in the
Department of Education Policy and Leadership at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Darville's teaching and research
focuses on the inquiry of the experiences of African American male
students: specifically, how these students navigate the college
landscape in predominately white institutions of higher education. He
also is interested in how faculty and mentoring programs impact the
success trajectory of African American male students in higher
Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Dr. Darville served as an Executive
Intern to the Chancellor at San Jacinto Community College District.
Previously, he served as a staff member with the National Institute for
Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), and as a Sociology faculty
member in a community college as well as an HBCU.
He has earned degrees from Louisiana State University (Bachelor's of
Science), Southeastern Louisiana University (Master's of Science in
Sociology), and The University of Texas at Austin (Ed.D., Higher
Education Administration, Community College Leadership Program).