David J. Dent is author of In Search of Black America, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2000. He is also author of the forthcoming American Extremes, to be published by St Martin's Press. He has lectured on the "invisible black majority" at universities across the country. He was a 2004 media fellow of the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation and his articles have appeared in several publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Book Review and Education Life sections, Psychology Today, Savoy, Inc., Fortune Small Business, Details, Best Life, The Real Deal, Playboy, Essence and The Washington Post. He is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University and has also taught in the Africana Studies Program. He has twice received the university's Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service and has served as an advisor and workshop leader for the university's Faculty Resource Network, which has established relationships between NYU and many historically black colleges. He has also served on the board of The Calhoun School and is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.