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Glen W. White, Ph.D.

Director, Research and Training Center on Independent Living
The University of Kansas, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Room 4089 Dole, Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
Phone: (785) 864-4095, FAX: (785) 864-5063, TTY (785) 864-0706
e-mail: Glen@ku.edu

Professional Biography

Glen WhiteActive in the rehabilitation and independent living field for more than 30 years, Dr. White currently directs the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas and is principal investigator of both the Research and Training Center (RTC) on Community Living and the RTC on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living.

He has served as president of the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers and chair of the American Public Health Association's Disability Forum.

White is a professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas, with his teaching and research interests in the area of behavioral and community psychology and disability studies. He also directs the Research Group on Rehabilitation and Independent Living (RGRIL) at the University of Kansas. He has a joint academic appointment with the University of Kansas School of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine.

A Phi Beta Delta inductee for international scholarly achievement and a recent National Award winner, White has had several national appointments. These include serving on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center on Environment and Health National Advisory Committee, and as a board member of the 21-member Commission on National and Community Service (renamed the Corporation for National and Community Service), serving under Presidents Bush Sr. and Clinton.

He currently serves as chair of the International Committee for the National Council on Disability and board member of the United States International Council on Disability.

Research Interests

White has a strong interest in conducting research and training activities in the areas of full community participation, disaster preparation and emergency response for people with disabilities and advocacy. He continues to conduct research and training activities with disability organizations in Perú.

Selected Publications

Research Articles

Recent Research Articles

White, G. W., Simpson, J.L., Gonda, C., Ravesloot, C. R., & Coble, Z. (2010). From Independence to interdependence: A conceptual model for better understanding community participation of centers for independent living consumers.  Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20(4), 233-240.                                                                                                                                

White, G. W., Gonda, C., Peterson, J. J., Drum, C. E. (2011). Secondary analysis of a scoping review of health promotion interventions for persons with disabilities: Do health promotion interventions for people with mobility impairments address secondary conditions reduction and increased community participation?  Journal of Disability and Health, 4(2), 129-139.

Seekins, T., Ravesloot, C., Katz, M., Liston, B., Oxford, M., Altom, B., White, G., Petty, R. & Kafka, B. (2011). Nursing Home Emancipation: A Preliminary Study of Efforts by Centers for Independent Living in Urban and Rural Areas, Journal of Disability and Health, 4(4), 245-253.                                                                                                                                              

Seekins, T., Shunkamolah, W., Bertsche, M., Cowart, C., Summers, J. A., Reichard, A., & White, G. W.  (2012). A systematic scoping review of measures of participation in disability and rehabilitation research: A preliminary report of findings. Journal of Disability and Health, 5(4), 224-232.

Seekins, T. & White, G. W. (2013). Participatory Action Research Designs in Applied Disability and Rehabilitation Science: Protecting Against Threats to Social Validity. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(1 Suppl 1): S20-29.

Monroe-Gulick, A., O’Brien, M. S. & White, G. W. (2013). Librarians as partners: Moving from research supporters to research partners. Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Proceedings, pp. 382-387.

Sella, A.C., Ribeiro, A. M., & White, G. W. Effects of an online stimulus equivalence teaching procedure on research design open-ended questions performance of undergraduate students. The Psychological Record, DOI: 10.1007/s40732-014-0007-1.

Manuscripts in press:

White, G. W., Summers, J. A., Zhang, E., L., & Renault, V. Evaluating the Effects of a Knowledge-based and Skill-based Training Program on Participants’ Acquisition of ADA Accommodation Requesting Behaviors. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 27(3).

Training Manuals

White, G. W., Vo, Yen T. H., Summers, J. A., & Schmille, L. (2011).  Increasing Full Participation in Higher Education: A Facilitator’s Guide. Lawrence, KS: Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas.

Gonda, C. & White, G. W. (2011). Get out and about! Lawrence, KS: Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas.

White, G. W., Schmille, L., & Ho, S.  (2012). A Facilitator’s Guide to Conducting Workshops on the Prevention of Secondary Conditions. Lawrence, KS: Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas.

Recent Workshops

White, G. W., Ho, S., & Ochoa, M. (2012, March). Training Workshop on Prevention of Secondary Conditions for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. eSalud, Lima, Perú.

White, G. W. (2012, June). Delta Vendor Training: Building capacity for addressing concerns of Delta passengers with disabilities, Atlanta, GA.

White, G. W. (2012, June). Complaint Resolution Officials Training: Building capacity for addressing concerns of Delta passengers with disabilities, Atlanta, GA.

White, G. W., & Ochoa, M. (2012, July). Training Workshop on Prevention of Secondary Conditions for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Nacional Hopsital del Policia, Arequipa, Perú.

White, G. W., & Ochoa, M. (2012, July). Training Workshop on Prevention of Secondary Conditions for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Universidad Alas Peruanas, Lima, Perú.

White, G. W., Ochoa, M., & Huerta, J. (2012, December). Training Workshop on Prevention of Secondary Conditions for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Nacional Hopsital del Policia, Chiclayo, Perú.

Education

B.A. Psychology and Sociology, Winona State University, 1973

M.S. Educational Psychology and Counseling, Winona State University, 1980

M.A. Developmental and Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 1988

Ph.D. Developmental and Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 1991. Program emphasis on Rehabilitation and Independent Living.


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