Bob Darcy co-authored the first research to demonstrate women compete equally with similar men candidates. He co-authored a Markov model of women replacing men in legislatures showing it will take decades for women to replace male incumbents unless incumbent power is reduced. He pioneered in showing ballot design affects voter choice. He is author or co-author of Women Elections & Representation, A Guide to Quantitative History, The Oklahoma Women's Almanac and eighty academic articles. He has also published fiction.
Bob Darcy has been a visiting professor at universities in Israel, England, Ireland, Australia, Korea and India. He has been appointed to Oklahoma commissions dealing with judicial selection and women's issues and has served as an expert on elections and racial disparities for attorneys general in the Federal courts of six states. He was elected Chair of the OSU General Faculty and the A&S Faculty Council. He was honored with OSU's Sigma Xi Lectureship, the Oklahoma Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award, a Commendation from the Oklahoma House of Representatives and was made Keele University's (England) Bruce Fellow. The Oklahoma Political Science Association named named him Oklahoma's Outstanding Political Scientist. Darcy's biography is in Who's Who in America.