Renée White

MPH Advisory Committee Member

PhD, Yale University
MA, Yale University
AB, Brown University

Renée T. White, PhD, is the provost at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. White served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Simmons University. As dean, she led the development of two new graduate programs, including the online MPH; aided in the revision of the undergraduate general education curriculum; and co-founded the first Vision 2020 college chapter in the nation. A graduate of Brown University, she earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Yale University. As a faculty member, she has taught sociology, black studies, women’s studies, and urban studies at Purdue University, Central Connecticut State University, and Fairfield University, where she also served as academic coordinator for diversity and global citizenship. Dr. White is the author or editor of four books and served as the editor of the Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth. Her current research focuses on the impact that public discourse on reproductive rights has on social policy. Dr. White serves on the National Leadership Circle for Vision 2020, an organization dedicated to reducing gender inequality and attaining gender equity in the U.S.