Dr. White joined the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism faculty in 2008. She taught at California State University, Fresno and California State University, Northridge prior to coming to East Bay. She earned a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University, East Bay. Dr. White worked in the recreation field for over twenty years in campus, municipal, non-profit, and commercial settings prior to becoming a faculty member. As a working professional and long time American Red Cross instructor trainer, she developed special interests in risk management, safety, and professional development of staff members. Her focus is to facilitate learning, help students meet their educational and professional goals, and to contribute to improvement of safety and risk management practices in hospitality, recreation and tourism.