background image
  • Home

Deborah White

  •  
  • Deborah White, Department Chair and Professor

    Deborah White Office: Lommen 212C
     
    Phone: 218.477.2041
     
    Email: whitede@mnstate.edu

    Education

    PhD, Sociology, State University of New York, Albany

    Interests/Areas of Specialization

    Women’s Political Leadership, Political Sociology, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Sexualities, Quantitative Methods

    Selected Publications

    Sobieraj, Sarah and Deborah White. 2007 “Could Civic Engagement Reproduce Political Inequality?” in Acting Civically: From Urban Neighborhoods to Higher Education. Susan Ostrander and Kent Portney, editors. University Press of New England.

    Sobieraj, Sarah and Deborah White. 2004. “Taxing Political Life: Revaluating the Relationship Between Voluntary Association Membership, Political Engagement, and the State” Sociological Quarterly 45, 4, 739-764

    Moore, Gwen and Deborah White. 2001. “Gender Inequality and National Elite Networks in Twenty-Four Industrialized Societies” Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 41, 53, 2001, 136-151.

    Research Pursuits

    Dr. White’s current research focus has been on women and leadership, with a particular emphasis on women’s representation in elective offices.

    Other Accomplishments

    2001-present. Coordinator, Tri-College National Education for Women’s Leadership Development Institute.

    2008. YWCA of Cass-Clay Women of the Year Award for a Business or Organization that Empowers Women (for the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute).

    2007. Minnesota State University Moorhead Academic Affairs Excellence Award for Service to the University.

    2005. Minnesota State University Moorhead Academic Affairs Excellence Award for Service to Community.

    2004. Minnesota State University Moorhead 2004-05 Dean’s Lecture Series Distinguished Lecturer.

    Courses Offered

    Research Methods and Statistics, Quantitative Methods, LGBTQ Issues, Sociology of Gender, Political Sociology