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Jay White, Ph.D.

Date of Appointment: 1987

Phone: (402) 554.2625
Fax: (402) 554.2682
Office: CB 111

Primary Expertise

Organization Theory & Behavior
Organizational Change & Development
Management Information Systems
Personnel Management
Project, Contract, & Risk Management


B.B.A., The George Washington University, 1970
M.B.A., The George Washington University, 1975
Ph.D., The George Washington University, 1982

Courses taught

Organization Theory & Behavior
Organizational Development
Management Information Systems
Knowledge Development & Use in the Public Service Professions
Advanced Management Theory
Managing Projects, Contracts, & Risks

Professional Research

Author of numerous articles and book chapters on the philosophy of public affairs and administrative research, management information systems, organizational psychoanalysis, and research in public administration. Co-editor of Research in Public Administration: Reflections on Theory and Practice, Sage Publications, May 1994. Author of Taking Language Seriously: The Narrative Foundations of Public Administration Research, Georgetown University Press, 1999. Series editor, Research in Public Administration, Elsevier Press.

Professional Activities

Member, Public Administration Theory Network. Management consultant to various state and local governments, and foreign governments.

Professional Honors & Awards

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Thammasat University, Thailand, Summer, 2003

Fulbright Scholar, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Fall, 2002

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Spring 2002

Recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2000

Recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Public Administration, The George Washington University, 1986

Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honorary Society), 1978.

Hobbies & Interests

Exercise, yoga, gardening, travel