Professor White’s academic expertise lies in the areas of corporate finance and sustainable business practices. He teaches financial management in the School’s ICE program and the McIntire Business Institute, and has developed and taught numerous courses at the McIntire School of Commerce and the Darden School of Business addressing business’s relationship with the natural environment.
Professor White is actively involved in several collaborative research projects related to sustainable business, including efforts to model the environmental and financial implications of manufacturing biodiesel from microalgae, and the UVA Bay Game, an interactive simulation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Professor White believes an international experience is a “must” for a well-rounded education. He has led study-abroad trips to more than 30 countries over the past 10 years. A former Fulbright scholar, he speaks fluent German and currently holds a visiting professorship in environmental economics at the Technische Universität Dresden. Professor White has sailed twice with UVA's Semester at Sea program, serves on the Faculty Senate, and is a member of multiple sustainability-oriented committees and task forces.