Douglas Richie White, Ph.D.

Douglas Richie White

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California, Irvine
Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Douglas Richie White, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social anthropology and higher education.

Drawing upon more than three decades of industry experience, Dr. White is an esteemed social anthropologist and educator who commenced his career as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh in 1967, later transitioning to an associate professor in 1972. Subsequent to these appointments, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine, where he would spend three years as an associate professor prior to attaining emeritus status in 1979. Alongside his primary endeavors, he briefly served as a visiting professor at the Institut National d’Etudes Demographique and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France, between 1999 and 2002. Likewise, he was the former president of Linkages: World Development Research Council from 1986 to 1990, a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin from 1974 to 1975, and a deputy director at the Language Attitudes Research Project in Dublin, Ireland, from 1971 to 1973.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. White pursued formal education at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1964, Master of Arts in 1967, and Doctor of Philosophy in 1969. After gaining valuable experience in the field, he served as a fellow in the Center for Advanced Studied at the Western Behavioral Science Institute from 1981 to 1984.

Throughout his career, Dr. White has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and authored/co-authored several books, most recently including “Wiley Companion to Cross-Cultural Research” through John Wiley and Sons, Inc., in 2017 and “Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems: Process Models of a Turkish Nomad Clan” through Lexington Books in 2004. Earlier in his career, he served as the founding editor of the Structure and Dynamics Journal, as well as the founding and general editor of the World Cultures Journal. He additionally co-edited numerous books and articles, such as “Research Methods in Social Network Analysis” and “Anthropology of Urban Environments.”

As such, in an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within his areas of expertise, Dr. White has maintained affiliation with several organizations, including the Social Science Computing Association, where he served as president-elect in 1991 and president in 1992. Likewise, he has been a member of the external faculty working groups of the Santa Fe Institute from 1999 to 2001 and since 2004.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the industry, Dr. White was the recipient of the Senior Distinguished United States Scientist Award from Alexander Bon Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn, Germany, from 1989 to 1991. Likewise, he was honored with the Bourse De Haute Niveau Award from the Ministry of Research and Technology in Paris, France, from 1992 to 1994. Notably, he has been highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the West.

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