David White, Ph.D.

Professor
Disciplines Taught: Faith-Justice Studies, Health Administration, Health Education, Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics, Interdisciplinary Health Services
Office: Post Hall 111
Phone: (610) 660-1582
Fax: (610) 660-3359
Email: dwhite@sju.edu


Dr. White has over thirty years of practitioner and academic experience in healthcare and human services.  After receiving his B.S. in 1969, he spent two years as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, one year in Viet Nam.  Following his honorable discharge he received an MSW in 1974 and then served as Director of Social Work at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia from 1974-1979 where he taught a variety of social work classes, achieved accreditation for the program through the Council on Social Work Education, and consulted to a variety of local and regional healthcare and social service organizations.   In 1981 and 1982 Dr. White received his MPH and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Following his doctorial studies he worked for the WVA Public Health Department in Charleston, WVA from 1982-1986 and then moved to the Medical College of PA where he was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for two years.   In 1988 Dr. White joined Saint Joseph’s as the Director of Health Administration a position he held until June, 2008 when he relinquished his position to focus more on his teaching and research.

Education

  • Ph.D.,       Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work - 1982, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • M.P.H.,     Master of Public Health - 1981, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • M.S.W.,    Master of Social Work - 1974, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • B.S.,         Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 1969, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Professional Experience

Teach graduate, undergraduate day, and undergraduate night Health Administration courses on Main Campus and at Ursinus College, Collegeville and Albert Einstein Health System in Philadelphia. Graduate courses taught include Health Administration, Health Policy and Integrative Capstone; undergraduate University College courses include Administration of Health Service Organizations, Introduction to Health Administration, Principles and Methods of Health Planning, and Health Policy; undergraduate day courses include Health Administration and Health Policy. Granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor 8/1992. Chair of five member Health Services Department encompassing graduate Health Administration, Health Education, Nurse Anesthesia, Nutrition Marketing and School Nursing and undergraduate Interdisciplinary Health Services and Health Administration from 7/97 - 6/2000.  Promoted to Full Professor 8/2001.  Director of Health Administration 6/88-6/08.  Sabbatical research Fall 1995, Spring 2004, and Spring 2009.  Faculty Fellow with Institute of Catholic Bioethics Spring 2008.  Excellence in Teaching Merit Awards from Saint Joseph’s, Fall 1993, Fall 1999, Spring 2006.

Professional Licensure/Certification

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Consultation Clients
 
Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Medical Center; Camden, NJ

Division of Public Health, Health and Social Services Department, Dover, DE 

Franciscan Health System - St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE

Mental Health Technical Assistance Center; Monmouth Junction, NJ

National Institute of Mental Health; Rockville, MD 

Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Social Work, Harrisburg, PA 

School of Social Administration, Temple University; Philadelphia, PA

West Jersey Hospital - Voorhees, NJ

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

“The Identification of Best Practices in Teaching Quality Competencies for
Preparing Future Healthcare Leaders.” Journal of Health Administration
Education, Vol. 22 (3), Summer 2005, pp. 321-344.  (refereed/international).
 
 “Instituting Organizational Learning for Quality Improvement Through
the Implementation of Strategic Planning Nominal Group Processes:  Lessons
from the Field.”  Journal for Healthcare Quality, Vol. 22 (5), September/October
2000,  pp. 13-18.  (refereed/national).

“What is Quality? Who Wants It and Why?”  Managed Care Quarterly, Vol
 7 (4), Fall, 1999, pp. 40-46 (with Leonard Friedman, Ph.D.)
 (refereed/national).
 
“The Key to OD in HSOs: Service Quality.”  Organization Development
Journal, Vol 17 (1), Spring, 1999, pp. 95-103 (refereed/international).
 
 “Client and Practitioner Perceptions of Organization Development Utility 
 and Effectiveness in Health and Human Service Organizations:  A
 National Study.”   Organization Development Journal, Vol. 16 (1), Spring,
 1998, pp. 45-58 (refereed/international).
 
 “National Health Care Reform and Beyond:   Implications  for Organization
 Development .”  Organization Development Journal, Vol 13 (1), Spring,
 1995,  pp. 1-8 (refereed/international).  
 
 “New Realities in the Health and Human Service Sector in the 1990s
 Translate Into New Opportunities and Challenges for O.D.”  Feature article
 in Organization Development Journal, Vol. 10 (3), Fall, 1992, pp. 1-10
 (refereed/international).
 
 “The Imperative of Transcending Routine HRD for O.D. in the Health and 
 Human Services Sector.”   Organization Development Journal, Vol. 9 (3), 
 Fall, 1991, pp. 44-49 (refereed/international).
 
 “The Enduring Legacy of the Great Rebellion:  West Virginia’s Well-Being.”
 Appalachian Studies Association Journal, Vol. 3, Spring 1991, pp. 48-60
 (refereed/regional).
 
 “Reaffirming the Human Aspects of Human Service Organizations.”  
 Organization Development Journal, Vol. 8 (2), Summer, 1990, pp. 77-83
 (refereed/international).
 
 “A Social Epidemiological Model of Central Appalachia.”   Arete’, Vol. 12
 (1), Summer, 1987, pp. 47-66 (refereed/regional).
 
 “Academic-Public Sector Collaborations:  A Review of the Literature, Pilot 
 Initiatives, and Issues to be Addressed for Realization.”   Behavior
 Therapist, Vol. 9 (9), October, 1986, pp. 179-182 (refereed/national).

 
Book Chapters

 “The Imperative of Transcending Routine HRD for OD in the Health and
 Human Service Sector:  A Framework for Implementation with Case
 Examples.” In D.W. Cole, J.C. Preston & J.S. Finlay (Eds.),  What Is New
 in Organization Development  (pp 91-103). Published by Organization
 Development Institute, Chesterland, Ohio, Spring 1994.  
 
 
Published Conference Proceedings

 “Developing a Team Culture for a University Health Services Faculty.” 
 Conference Proceedings from Seventeenth Annual Academic
 Chairpersons Conference,  “Celebrating Success: Sharing Best Practices”,
 Vol 50, Orlando, FL, February 9-11, 2000.  Published by National Issues
 in Higher Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Summer
 2000, pp. 225-231, (with Dr. John Newhouse).  
 
 “Using O.D. Principles in Health Administration Education in an Era of
 Managed Care, Privitization, and Reengineering.”  Conference
 Proceedings from Eighteenth Organization Development World Congress,
 Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, July 14-18,1998.  Published by Cameron
 School of Business, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Winter 1998,
 pp. 12.01-12.11 
 
 “The Key to O.D. in Health and Human Service Organizations: Service
 Quality.”  Conference Proceedings from Twenty-Seventh Annual
 Information Exchange - Seventeenth Organization Development World
 Congress, University of Colima,  Colima, Mexico, July 15 -19, 1997.  
 Published by Cameron School of  Business, University of North Carolina at
 Wilmington, Winter, 1997, pp. 1.00-1.09.
 
 “A Proposal for a National Research Study on Organization Development 
 Interventions in Health and Human Service Organizations.”  Conference 
 Proceedings from Twenty-fifth Annual Organization Development
 Information Exchange, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, May 23-26, 1995. 
 Published by University of South Alabama, Center for Business and
 Economic Research, Fall 1995, pp. 40-65.
 
 “Management and System Change Strategies in Public Health Programs.” 
Conference Proceedings from 1993 Public Health Social Work Institute in Maternal and
Child Health, “Public Health Social Workers in a Changing Health Systems’
Environment:  Strategies and Tools for Leadership."  Pittsburgh, PA,
April 25-28, 1993.   Published by Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. 
Fall 1994, pp. 46-57.

“National Health Care Reform and Beyond: Implications for Organization
 Development.”  Conference Proceedings from Twenty-Fourth Annual
 Organization Development Information Exchange, Williams Bay,
 Wisconsin, May 17-20, 1994.  Published by De Paul University,
 Department of Management, Chicago, Illinois, Fall 1994, pp. 76-88.
 
 “O.D. in the Health and Human Services:  Guidelines for Intervention and 
 Success.”  Conference Proceedings from Twenty-Third Annual
 Organization Development Information Exchange, Williams Bay,
 Wisconsin, May 18-21, 1993.  Published by DePaul University Department
 of Management, Chicago,  Illinois, Fall 1993, pp149-156.
 
 “New Realities in the Health and Human Service Sector in the 1990s
 Translate Into New Opportunities and  Challenges for O.D.”  Conference
 Proceedings from Twenty-First Annual Organization Development
 Information Exchange, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, May 21-24, 1991. 
 Published by DePaul University -  Department of Management, Chicago,
 Illinois, Summer, 1991, pp. 177-190.  Received recognition from Awards’
 Committee for most exceptional presenter in the “general category”.
 
 “The Imperative of Transcending Routine HRD for OD in the Health and
 Human Service Sector.”  Conference Proceedings from Twentieth Annual
 Organization  Development Information Exchange, Williams Bay,
 Wisconsin, May 22-25, 1990.  Published by DePaul University Department
 of Management, Chicago,  Ill., Fall 1990, pp. 142-148.
 
 “Educational and Academic Linkages.”  Conference Proceedings from the 
 Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health’s Statewide Symposium on Human 
 Resource Development Issues, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April-May,
 1986.  Published by Pennsylvania Department of Health and Welfare,
 September, 1986, pp. 14-18.
 
 “Perceptions and Potentials of Human Resource Development Efforts: 
 West Virginia A Case Study.”   Conference Proceedings:  Bringing Human
 Resource Development Into Focus: NIMH’s State Mental Health Human
 Resource Development Programs Seventh National Assembly, Denver,
 Colorado, August, 1985.  Published by Western Interstate Consortium for
 Higher Education, Denver, Colorado, March 1986, pp. 31-36.

Selected Papers/Presentations/Workshops
 
 “A Collaborative Academic - Public Health Partnership to Improve Patient
 Safety Culture.”  Presented at the Pennsylvania Public Health
 Association’s and  Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Public Health
 Institute’s Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA,  November 17-19, 2008.
 
“Using the Organization Diagnosis Questionnaire to Assess Quality
Improvement Competencies in a Health Care Management Course.”  
Presented for the Quality Improvement Faculty Forum at the Association
of University Programs in Health Administrations Annual Meeting,
Washington, DC, June 5-8, 2008.
 
“A Blueprint for Public Health in the New Millennium”.  Presented as a
poster at the American Public Health Association’s 135th Annual Meeting,
Washington, DC,  November 3-7, 2007 (with Dr. Sara Black).
 
“Innovative Teaching Methodologies to Impart Core Competency Skills to
Health Care Management Students Inside and Outside the Classroom
Environment”.  Presented at the Association of University Programs in
Health Administration’s Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 31 – June 3,
2007.  (Presented in a combined Faculty Forum with Chairs from
Organizational Theory/Behavior (White), Strategic Thinking, and Human
Resource Management).
 
“Effective Transformational Leadership in Public Health:  Managing Self,
People and Organizations Through Values, Reflection and Spirituality to
Achieve Success.”  Presented as a poster at the American Public Health
Association’s 134th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 4-8, 2006
(with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
“Leadership Development Model for Emerging and Practicing Public
Health Leaders.”  Presented at the American Public Health Association’s
133rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 10-14, 2005 (with Dr.
John Newhouse & Dr. Jorg Westermann).
 
“Establishing an Effective Partnership Between a Private University and a
Not-for-Profit Integrated Delivery System for Enhanced Healthcare
Management Education.” Presented as a poster at the Association of
University Programs in Health Administration’s Annual Meeting, Boston,
MA, June 23-26, 2005.

“Managerial Challenges Facing Public Health Leaders in Today’s Volatile
Health Care Environment.”  Presented at the American Public Health
Association’s 132nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 6-10,
2004 (with Dr. John Newhouse). 
 
“The Identification of Best Practices in Teaching Quality Competencies for
Preparing Future Healthcare Leaders.”  Presented as poster and oral
presentation at the Association of University Programs in Health
Administration’s Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 3-6, 2004.
 
“The Role of Diversity Leadership in Public Health Management.” 
Presented at the American Public Health Association’s 131st Annual
Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 15-19, 2003 (with Dr. John
Newhouse).
 
“Multiple Approaches to Teaching Quality for Three Distinct Student
Populations.”  Presented at the Association of University Programs in
Health Administration’s Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 26-29, 2003
(with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
 “Most Recent Critiques of Healthcare Delivery and the Implications for the 
 Professional Development of Public Health Managers”.  Presented at the 
 American Public Health Association’s 130th Annual Meeting,  
 Philadelphia, PA, November 9-13, 2002 (with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
“Crisis in American Healthcare, Root Causes and Implications”.   
 Presented at the Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences’ 
 Seventh International Conference, San Jose’, Costa Rica, July 6-8, 2002 
 (with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
 “Incorporating Diversity Leadership within a Graduate Health
 Administration Curriculum”.  Presented at the Association of University
 Programs in Health  Administrations Annual Meeting, “Health
 Administraton at a Crossroads: Navigating the Future of Education and
 Practice”, Washington, DC, June 20-23,  2002 (with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
 “The Demand for Service Quality in Public Health Organizatons”.  A one-
 day workshop developed and presented by invitation for the Child
 Development Watch, Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of
 Health and Social Services, Dover,DE, May 21, 2002.

“Competency - Based Service Quality for Public Health”.  Presented at
the American Public Health Association’s 129th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA,
October 21-25, 2001 (with Dr. John Newhouse).

“America’s Market - Driven Health Care Systems: Lessons for Emerging 
 Nations”.  Presented at the Academy of Business and Administrative 
 Sciences (ABAS) Fifth International Conference, Brussels, Belgium, July
 23-25, 2001 (with Dr. John Newhouse).  Electronic Proceedings available.
 
 “Achieving Best Practices in Health Services Management Education
 Through Curriculum Enrichment and Emphasis on the Case Method
 Approach”.  Presented at the Association of University Programs in Health
 Administration’s Annual Conference, “Best Practices in Industry  and
 Education” Atlanta, GA.  June 6-10, 2001 (with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
 “The Demand for Service Quality in Social Work Organizations”. 
 Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National
 Association of Social Work’s (PANASW) Annual Conference, Split Rock
 Resort, Lake Harmony, PA, March 22-24, 2001.
 
 “Competency - Based Service Quality for Public Health”.  Presented at the 
 Pennsylvania Public Health Association’s Annual Conference, Harrisburg,
 PA, October 4-6, 2000 (with Dr. John Newhouse). 
 
 “Managed Care:  Lessons in Healthcare Reform.”  Presented at the  
 Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences (ABAS) Fourth
 International  Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 10-12, 2000 (with
 Dr. John Newhouse).  Award of Excellence for Best Paper submitted.
 Electronic Proceedings available.
 
 “A University and Integrated Healthcare Delivery System Partnership:  A
 Model for Effective Collaboration for Mutual Benefit.”  Presented at the
 Association of University Programs in Health Administration’s Annual
 Meeting, “Advancing Practitioners Educator Partnerships,” Los Angeles,
 CA, June 22-25, 2000 (with Dr. John Newhouse).
 
 “The Challenge of Service Quality in Public Health Organizations.” 
 Presented at the American Public Health Association’s 127th Annual 
 Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 7-11, 1999.
 
 “Strategies for Health Prevention Effectiveness.”  Presented at the
 Pennsylvania Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA,
 October 25-27, 1999 (with Dr. John Newhouse).

“Teaching Quality in Health Administration Education Through the Utilization
of  Research.”  Presented at the Association of University Programs in
Health  Administration’s Annual Meeting, “Linking Education and Research
- Enhancing Health Services Management,” Chicago, IL, June 25-27, 1999.

“Fundamental, Yet Essential Skills for Effective Public Health Management
 in the Era of Managed Care.”  Presented at The American Public Health 
 Association’s 126th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC., November 15-19,
 1998.
 
 “Managing Change and Instituting Organizational Re-Engineering.” 
 Presented at the American Public Health Association’s 125th Annual
 Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 9 - 13, 1997.
 
 “Achieving Educational Mission and Attaining Strategic Advantage: A
 Distance Learning Initiative.” Presented at the Association of University
 Programs in  Health Administration’s Annual Meeting “Technology Driven
 Decisions 2005,” Chicago, IL, June 13 - 15, 1997.
 
 “Improving the Performance of Public Health Social Work Organizations.”  
 Presented at the American Public Health Association’s 124th Annual
 Meeting, New York City, November 17-21, 1996.
 
 “Integrating Total Quality Management Processes in Social Service
 Agencies.”  Workshop presented at the National Association of Social
 Worker’s Annual Meeting, “Social Work 96,”  Cleveland, Ohio, November
 13-16, 1996.
 
 “Making Theory Pay:  Student Analysis of Community Organizations.”  
 Presented by invitation at the Association of University Programs in
 Health Administrations 1996 Annual Meeting, “Leadership for Community
 Health Partnerships,” Atlanta, GA, June 7 - 9, 1996 (with Dr. June Kinney,
 Wharton School).
 
 “Results of a National Research Study on Organization Development in
 Health and Human Services Organizations.”  Results of sabbatical
 research presented  at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Organization
 Development Information Exchange, Mobile Bay, AL, May 21 - 24. 1996.
 
 “Skills, Challenges and Barriers to Implementing TQM/CQI in a Public
 Health Setting:  A Case Study.”  Presented by invitation at the University
 of Pittsburgh  Public Health Social Work Institute in Maternal and Child
 Health, Pittsburgh, PA, May 12 - 14, 1996  (with Mr. Dennis Rubino -
 Delaware Public Health Division). 

“Total Quality Management/Continuous Quality Improvement.”  One day
 work-  shop presented by invitation at the PA Department of Health, Office
 of Drug and  Alcohol Programs Spring Institute, Mt. Laurel Resort, White
 Haven, PA, April 29 - May 3, 1996.
 
 “Assuring Total Quality Management in Social Work Agencies.”  Presented
 at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Worker’s
 Annual Continuing Education Conference, Lancaster, PA, March 14- 16,
 1996.
 
 “Total Quality System Improvement: Essentials for Implementation.” 
 Presented at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association’s Annual
 Conference,  Philadelphia, PA, October 18-20, 1995.
 
 “Organization Development in Healthcare:  Challenge and Opportunities.”  
 Presented by invitation at the “Managing the Transformation:  The
 Fundamental Change Imperative for Healthcare Conference,” Illinois
 Benedictine College’s Graduate Program in Management and
 Organization  Behavior, Lisle, IL,  September 8-9, 1995. 
 
 “Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement in Public
 Health.”   Four, one-day workshop modules developed and presented by 
 invitation for the Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of Social 
 Services, Dover, DE, June - August, 1995.
 
 “Change Readiness.” Presented by invitation for West Jersey Hospital, 
 Voorhees Division, Voorhees, NJ, June 23, 1995.
 
 “Total Quality System Improvement:  Essentials for Success and
Strategies for Implementation.”  Presented at the  American Public
Health Association’s 122nd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.,
October 30 - November 3, 1994.
 
“Implementing Total Quality Management in Social Work
Agencies.”  Presented by invitation at the Annual Spring Continuing
Education Conference for the West Virginia Chapter of the National
Association of Social Workers, Charleston, WV., April 18-20, 1994.
 
 “Total Quality System Improvements in Education:  Strategies for  
 Implementation and Benchmarking.” Presented by invitation for the  
 Philadelphia Archdiocesan Assistant Principles’ for Student Affairs, Haub 
 Center, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, January 14, 1994 (with 
 Dr. Stan Davis).

“Creating a Collaborative Open System’s Approach to Public Health 
 Management.” Presented at the American Public Health Association’s
 121st  Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 24-28, 1993.
 
 “Academic Cross-Training of Tomorrow’s Leaders.”  Presented by
invitation at the Delaware Valley Healthcare Information and Management
Systems Society’s Spring Conference.  “The Changing Face of the
Healthcare Professional.”  Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 1993.
       
 “The Imperative of Effective Public Health Management in an Era of 
 Retrenchment.”   Presented at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association
 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 31-April 2, 1993.   
  
 “Creating Quality Management and Leadership in Public Health.” 
 Presented at  the American Public Health Association’s 120th Annual
 Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 8-12, 1992.
 
 “Ensuring Quality Improvement in Health Administration Through Teaching
 Organization Development Principles.”  Presented at the Association of 
 University Programs in Health Administration/PEW Symposium entitled
 “Quality, Technology, and Information:  Developing an Integrated
 Perspective for Health Service Managers,” Philadelphia, PA, June 28-30,
 1992.
 
 “An Evaluation of Educational and Community Preventive Intervention 
 Targeting High Risk HIV Infection Among Black Teenagers.”  Presented at
 the American Public Health Association’s 119th Annual Meeting, Atlanta,
 GA, November 10-14, 1991 (with Dr. Frank Bernt).
 
 “Organization Development in Health and Human Services.”  Presented
 by invitation for the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship,
 Kennesaw State College’s Organization Analyses and Change Seminar,
 Marietta, GA, November 10, 1991.
 
“Promoting Effective Social Work Management in an Era of Change and 
 Turbulence.” Presented at the Fifth Annual Social Work Management
 Institute, Co-sponsored by West Virginia University and the National
 Association of Social Workers, Morgantown, WV, October 3-4, 1991.
 
 “An Evaluation of Parish-Based Black Teen Education Concerning STD.” 
 An evaluation study presented at the Pennsylvania Public Health
 Association’s Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 10-12, 1991
 (with Dr. Frank Bernt, Mr. Ed Beckett, S.J., and Mr. Mutrel Stuckey). 

“Creating Managers for Change and Organization Development.”   A
 seminar presented at the Annual Spring Continuing Education Conference
 for the West  Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Social
 Workers, Charleston, WV, April 3-5, 1991.
 
 “Assuring Social Work Values in the Administration of Human Service 
 Agencies:  New Paradigms and Opportunities for Professionals and Their 
 Organizations.” Workshop presented by invitation at the Annual Spring 
 Continuing Education Conference for the West Virginia Chapter of the
 National Association of Social Workers, Charleston, WV, April 2-4, 1990.
      
 “The Enduring Legacy of the Great Rebellion:  West Virginia’s Well-Being.” 
 A social epidemiological history paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual 
 Appalachian Studies Conference, Unicoi Park, Helena GA, March 23-25, 
 1990.
 
 “Leadership and Supervision for Managers of Case Management.”  
 Workshop developed and presented by invitation for the Post-Master’s
 Certificate Program  at the School of Social Administration, Temple
 University, Philadelphia, PA, January 12, 1990.
 
 “Reaffirming the Human Aspects of Human Service Organizations.”   A
 paper  presented at the Nineteenth Annual Organization Development
 Information Exchange, Williams Bay, WI, May 23-26, 1989.
 
 “Organizational Readiness.”  Curriculum developed and presented by
 invitation for the Case Management Institute Alumni at the School of
 Social  Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, November 19,
 1988.
 
 “Introduction to Clinical Case Management Middle Management” and 
 “Leadership and Teamwork.”  Modules developed and presented by
 invitation for the Mental Health Technical Assistance Center Clinical Case
 Management Institute, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey under the auspice
 of the New Jersey Department of Mental Health, Lawrenceville, NJ,
 October 4 and 11, 1988.
 
 “Organizational and Clinical Administration Practicum for Managers in 
 Community Rehabilitation Residences.”  Workshop presented at the 
 International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services,
 Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1988.

“Organizational and Clinical Administration for Managers in Community
Rehabilitation Residences.”  A two-day Pre-Institute workshop presented at
the  International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services,
Philadelphia, PA, June 28-29, 1988 (with Dr. David Marion).

“Conflict  Management and Resolution.”    Program presented by invitation
 at the Annual Spring Conference of The American Academy of Speech
 Pathology and Audiology, Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 1988.
 
 “Problem-Solving Group Leader and Resource Person.”   Facilitator for 
 Pennsylvania Statewide Leadership Training and Programming Institute
 on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, May 17-22, 1987.
          
 “The Philadelphia Board and Care Pilot Project:  Assessing the Impact of
 Mental Health Outreach Services to Personal Care Facilities and Boarding
 Homes in Philadelphia.”   Evaluation study presented at a statewide
 conference entitled  “Serving the Mentally Ill Client in Boarding Homes and
 Shelters for the Homeless,”  Lancaster, PA, April 9-10, 1987 (with 
 Ms.Deborah Kulp).
 
 “The Study of Conflict and Conflict Management.”   A program presented
 by invitation at All Saint’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Wyndmoor, PA, January
 22, 1987.
 
 “Academic-Public Sector Collaboration:  A Review of the Literature, Pilot 
 Initiatives, and Issues to be Addressed for Realization.”  A paper prepared
 for the West Virginia Department of Health.  Partially supported by NIMH
 grant #5 T23-MH15931, June, 1986.
 
 “Economic Development - Investing in Human Capital.” Panel presenter
 and convenor of the Third Annual Conference of the West Virginia Human
 Resource’s Association, Pipestem State Park, WV, April, 1986.
  
 “Social Science Research, Conceptual Models, and Prevention Based
 Health Policy Development.”    A paper presented at the International
 Conference on Prevention (sponsored by the United Nation’s Educational,
 Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World Health Organization),
 Montreal, Canada,  April-May 1985.
 
 “A Nontraditional Look at Appalachian Mental Health.”   A paper presented
 at the Eighth Annual Appalachian Studies’ Conference, Berea, KY, March,
 1985.

“Recruitment and Retention of Manpower in Rural Mental Health: 
West Virginia’s Recruitment and Community Development Efforts.”  
Address presented by invitation at the NIMH’s State Mental Health Human Resource
Development Programs Sixth National Assembly, Washington, D.C., August, 1984.

“Hartley Plan Distinguishes West Virginia Manpower Efforts.”   Panel
 presenter at the State Human Resource Development Coordinator’s
 Meeting, Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA, May, 1984.
    
 “A Social Epidemiological Analysis of Central Appalachian Economic
 Distress and Health Status Inequities:  The Social Context of Well Being.” 
 A paper presented at  the American Public Health Association’s 111th
 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November, 1983.
 
 “Highlights of Manpower Activities in West Virginia and Manpower
 Responses to Financial Cutbacks.”   Address presented at the Conference
 of Southern Mental Health Manpower Development Officers, Southern
 Regional Education  Board, Atlanta, GA, May 1983.

Research

Dr. White’s research has focused on a wide variety of organization behavior and theory literature and practice.  He has conducted research on organization development, quality improvement, change management, service quality as it relates to healthcare, organizational learning, leadership and more recently on patient satisfaction, patient safety, and patient safety cultures.  His current research has been in collaboration with the Mercy Health System of Philadelphia where he concentrated on patient safety culture through his Fellowship with the Institute of Catholic Bioethics in Spring 2008 and during his Academic Sabbatical granted for Spring 2009.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Service Quality, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Quality Improvement, Team Building, Local Health Care, Customer Service

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