Patricia St. E. Darlington, Ph.D., is a writer and college professor who has dedicated her life to helping others reach their greatest potential. She received a Masters degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations, and a Doctorate in Communication and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Darlington is an Associate Professor of Communication at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She was nominated for the 1999 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Faculty Award in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, and was the 2003 Dorothy F. Schmidt Nominee for Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Dr. Darlington was also nominated for the 2010 Inspire Integrity Award given by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Dr. Darlington is the founder of the Not-for Profit organization Life Skills Academy, which is dedicated to the personal and social development of youth in order to create competent, effective, productive, global citizens, and Life Skills Training and Consulting, Inc, which provides services for corporations.

She is the co-author of the book entitled Women, Power and Ethnicity: Working Toward Reciprocal Empowerment, and the author of several scholarly journal articles. She has presented numerous workshops across the United States, in Hawaii and in West Africa, on the value of diversity, personal empowerment, and the power of women. Her most recent book You canít get to heaven wearing tight shoes: A book about personal honesty, is due in book stores in summer 2010.


Dr. Darlington is an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister, and is the mother of three young adults, Bashir, Rolda, and Headley III. She lives in South Florida with her husband Headley II.

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