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David White, PhD

David White, PhD

David White, PhD
David White, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Phone: (231) 591-3128
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, Southern Illinois University, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Policing
  • Certificate, University of Virginia, Criminal Justice Education
  • MS, Norwich University, Criminal Justice Administration
  • BS, Eastern Kentucky University, Police Administration

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Law Enforcement Executive Development Training, FBI National Academy Graduate, 255th Session, FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, United States

Biography

I came to Ferris in 2018 after retiring as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Paducah Police Department (KY). I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University (1998), a Master's degree from Norwich University in Justice Administration (2010), and my PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University in 2019. Over nearly 20 years in law enforcement, I completed many leadership courses, including being a graduate of the 255th Session of the FBI National Academy (2014). As part of my work at the FBI National Academy, I received a Graduate Certificate from the University of Virginia in Criminal Justice Education.

My undergraduate teaching includes: juvenile delinquency, ethics, police & society, and crime control policy. At the graduate level, I teach human resource management and quantitative inquiry.

I am an active researcher studying issue of police culture, organizations, and legitimacy, as well as individual motivations and fit in criminal justice organizations.

I currently serve on the executive board of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, and I am a member of ACJS and ASC. I am the IRB Chairperson at Ferris State, and serve on the College of Business Assessment Committee.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Schafer, J. A. (2022). "Punitiveness and the acknowledgement of systemic racism among criminal justice students," Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. (2021). "Police self-legitimacy and democratic orientations: Assessing shared values," International Journal of Police Science & Management. 23 (4). pp. 431-444. Sage journals.
  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Ferrandino, J. (2021). "Criminal Justice Students' Perceptions amid George Floyd's Death and COVID-19," Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 33 (1). pp. 58-75. Taylor & Francis.
  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. (2021). "Police officers' job satisfaction: combining public service motivation and person-environment fit," Journal of. 1 pp. 21-38. Taylor & Francis.
  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. (2020). "Police officer self-legitimacy: the role of organizational fit," Policing: An international Journal. 43 (6). pp. 993-1006. Somerville, MA: Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. A. (2020). "Thinking About Organizational Justice," Associate:The Magazine of the FBI National Academy Association. 22 (2). pp. 22-36.
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    White, M. J., White, D. R., Schafer, J. A. (2019). "Research in Brief: Body-Worn Cameras - Command-Level Attitudes After Implementation," Police Chief Magazine. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Police. https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/rib-bwc-command-level-attitudes/
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Kyle, M. J., Coleman, B., White, D. R., Schafer, J. A. (2019). "Analyzing the State of U.S. Policing," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Hepworth, D. P., Zidar, M. S. (2018). "Texting and Driving: Is It Just Moral Panic?" Deviant Behavior. 39 (11). pp. 2387-2397.
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Zidar, M., Galli, P. (2017). "Youth Attitudes Regarding Police Effectiveness and Trust in One Midsized City," Police Chief Magazine. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police. https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/research-in-brief-youth-attitudes-regarding-police-effectiveness-and-trust-in-one-midsize-city/

Presentations

  • Paper
    M, G. E. (Presenter), Kyle, M. (Author), White, D. R. (Author), Schafer, J. (Author), Annual Meeting, "Exploring the force continuum through a new lens: The impact of BWCs," American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, (November 2022).
  • Paper
    White, D. R. (Presenter), Kyle, M. (Author), Schafer, J. (Author), Annual Meeting, "Punitiveness, the acknowledgement of systemic racism, and self-control among criminal justice majors," American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, (November 2021).
  • Paper
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. A., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, "Police Officers' Self-Legitimacy: The Role of Value Congruence," American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, (2019).
  • Presentation
    White, D. R., Panel, "The Opioid Epidemic: Why Do We Get High and What Do We Do About It," Ferris State University, (April 2019).
  • Interdisciplinary panel discussion
    White, D. R., Sponsored Panel Discussion as part of National Public Health Week, "The Opioid Epidemic: Why do we get high and what do we do about it?" FSU, UC Room 203, (April 4, 2019).
  • Paper
    Schafer, J., Schafer, M. J., White, D. R., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, "Do Protests and Demonstrations Against Police Agencies Impact Their Recruiting Efforts? Perceptions of FBI National Academy Participants," American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, (2018).
  • Paper
    Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J., White, D. R., The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, "Do Protests and Demonstrations Contribute to a 'Ferguson Effect'? Perceptions of FBI National Academy Participants," American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, (2018).
  • Paper
    Galli, P. M., White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Zidar, M., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, "Youth Attitudes Regarding Police Effectiveness and Trust in One Midsize City," American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, (2018).
  • Interview for Video Documentary
    White, D. R., Grimm, B. (Leader), "Race, Police and the Media," (September 2017).
  • Presentation
    White, D. R., "Race & Policing," Race Unity Group of First Christian Church, (November 2017).