Department Chair and Professor
Office: Lommen 212C
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
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.
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