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Kenneth R. White

Professor of Commerce

+1 434-924-0091
CMNEB 3105
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Ph.D., Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Nursing Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.P.H., Health Administration, University of Oklahoma
B.S., Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University
Areas of Expertise: 
Organizational theory
Health care delivery
Professional Activities: 

Professor White, Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, holds the University of Virginia Medical Center Professorship in Nursing, with joint appointments at the McIntire School of Commerce, the Darden School of Business, and the School of Medicine.

With more than 40 years of experience in health care organizations in clinical, administrative, governance, and consulting capacities, Professor White spent 13 with Mercy Health Services as Senior Executive in Marketing, Operations, and International Healthcare Consulting before pivoting into academia. Between 1995 and 2001, he served as the Associate Director of the MHA and MSHA programs at Virginia Commonwealth University, and from 2001 to 2008, as the Director of VCU’s MHA program. Professor White was the inaugural Charles P. Cardwell, Jr., Professor of Health Administration at VCU between 2006 and 2008, and was named the inaugural Sentara Healthcare Professor in 2012, before arriving at the University of Virginia in mid-2013.

Professor White is a registered nurse, board-certified palliative care nurse practitioner, and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. He is also a Fellow, former Regent, and member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds visiting professorships at the LUISS Business School in Rome and the Swiss School of Public Health, in Lugano, Switzerland.