Glen W. White, Ph.D.
Professor, Applied Behavioral Science
4060 Dole Human Development Center
Department Phone: 785.864.4840
Office phone: 785.864.0523
Research office phone: 785.864.4095
B.A. Winona State University (Psychology/Sociology), 1973
M.S. Winona State University (Educational Psychology), 1982
M.A. University of Kansas (Child Development & Psychology), 1988
Ph.D. University of Kansas (Child Development & Psychology), 1991
Undergraduate Specialty Area(s)
- Community Health and Development
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
- ABSC 150 Introduction to Community Leadership (151 Honors)
ABSC 841 Ethical, Legal and Professional issues in Applied Behavioral Science
- Teaching Awards
2005 - KU Chapter- Phi Beta Delta outstanding International Educator Award
2008 - National Phi Beta Delta Outstanding International Educator Award
2008 - W. T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
I am interested in conducting applied behavioral community research on socially significant issues that people with disabilities face in their daily lives. My work is very applied and I am interested in the intersection between environment and behavior. Outcomes of particular interest are health promotion, independent living and increased participation in the community.
Current research projects that I am involved in include: a) teaching students with various disabilities who are enrolled in higher education institutions to be more successful academically, helping people with physical disabilities to increase physical activity; b) developing and analyzing strategies to help people with severe disabilities to increase their participation in the community and other social environments; c) examining person-environment factor that affect survival of people with disabilities in disasters, and d) conducting research and training in international settings.
Besides being an ABS Professor I am the Director of the Research and Training Center on Independent Living and direct the Research Group on Rehabilitation and Independent Living. On-going research provides graduate students with robust opportunities for learning and applying principles of behavior analysis and community psychology in multiple research settings, and with a broad array of socially-relevant problems. For those who are interested in careers in behavioral science and public health, we have developed arrangements with the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center to earn a MPH, while also completing Ph.D. requirements in the Department of Human Development program at the University of Kansas.