Dr. Jacob White joined the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service in 2020 and supports the School’s Planning, Evaluation, Education, and Research (PEER) team. He provides strategic leadership in two key areas: the design and implementation of evaluation projects for public and non-profit organizations, and education initiatives that impact local communities and the broader Appalachian region.
Before joining the Voinovich School, Jacob served as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rio Grande (URG) with fifteen years of college teaching experience and a record of scholarship in chemical research, educational research, and STEM outreach. He has written and secured nearly $3,000,000 in competitive grant funding to support his scholarly interests, most of which has provided training and classroom equipment for K-12 science teachers from the underserved Appalachian region.
Jacob’s work has been published in various academic journals in the fields of chemical education, STEM education, teacher preparation, and environmental chemistry. Jacob was the 2005 recipient of the Donald R. Clippinger Research Award from Ohio University, the 2011 recipient of the Edwin Jones Teaching Award from URG, and he received Professor Emeritus honors from URG in 2022. Jacob has a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Analytical) from Ohio University.