Bentley Hall with Annex

Faculty & Staff Profile 

Julie White 
Associate Professor, Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program

227 Bentley Annex

Julie White is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program. She received her A.B. from Barnard College of Columbia University and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (1996). Dr. White's work is primarily in the field of political theory and ethics and public policy. She is particularly interested in feminist ethics and teaches in the Women's Studies program as well.

Dr. White's research on welfare policy is the subject of her book Democracy, Justice and the Welfare State: Reconstructing Public Care. Related work has also appeared in journals such as Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Law and Social Inquiry, and Affilia. In conjunction with Dr. Tickamyer and Dr. Henderson of Ohio University's Sociology Department and Dr. Tadlock of the Voinovich Center, Dr. White continues to pursue research on welfare policy. With funding from the Joyce Foundation as well as NRI, this working group is currently assessing the impact of welfare reform in rural Ohio. Dr. White has received the University Professor Award and the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.