PhD, MEd, State University of New York at Buffalo; BA, Daemen College

Research Interests

Achievement gap; urban education; at-risk students


Dr. White-Johnson earned her PhD in the Sociology of Education in 1996. She also has an MEd in School Counseling and maintains a knowledge base that is reflective of a marriage between the sociological and psychological schools of thought. This has enabled her to teach a variety of courses as well as engage in varied research projects. After winning the 1997 Delbert E. Mullins “Thinking Outside the Box” Postdoctoral Award, she served as a minority faculty fellow for Indiana University. Through the six organizing ideas of education (power, ideology, history, culture, quality, and equality), she hopes to impart banks of knowledge that will propel each learner toward academic success.