Office: Bishop Hall 528

Email: DavidRWhite@ferris.edu

Phone: 231.591.3128

David R. White

Assistant Professor

Office: Bishop Hall 528

Email: DavidRWhite@ferris.edu

Phone: 231.591.3128

Professional activities and areas of interest

Dr. White joined the faculty in 2018, moving to Big Rapids from Paducah, Kentucky where he retired as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Paducah Police Department after nearly 20 years of service. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses, including Ethics, Juvenile Delinquency, Human Resource Management, and Quantitative Statistics. His research interests include police culture, ethics and leadership, as well as the social construction of crime. His research has been published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Chief Magazine, as well as several academic journals, including Policing: An International JournalJournal of Crime & Justice, and the journal of Deviant Behavior

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. A. (2020). “Thinking About Organizational Justice,” Associate:The Magazine of the FBI National Academy Association. 22 (2). pp. 22-36.
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    White, M. J., White, D. R., Schafer, J. A. (2019). “Research in Brief: Body-Worn Cameras – Command-Level Attitudes After Implementation,” Police Chief Magazine. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Police.
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Kyle, M. J., Coleman, B., White, D. R., Schafer, J. A. (2019). “Analyzing the State of U.S. Policing,” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Journal Article
    White, D. R., Hepworth, D. P., Zidar, M. S. (2018). “Texting and Driving: Is It Just Moral Panic?” Deviant Behavior. 39 (11). pp. 2387-2397.
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Zidar, M., Galli, P. (2017). “Youth Attitudes Regarding Police Effectiveness and Trust in One Midsized City,” Police Chief Magazine. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police.
  • Book Chapter
    White, D. R. (2016). “Policing Insights on … Recruiting,” Leadership and Management in Police Organizations. pp. 92-94. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Journal Article
    Kyle, M. J., White, D. R. (2016). “The Impact of Law Enforcement Officer Perceptions of Organizational Justice on Their Attitudes Regarding Body-Worn Cameras,” Journal of Crime and Justice. 40 (1). pp. 68-83.
  • Journal Article
    Hepworth, D. P., White, D. R. (2015). “Assessing the Use of a Traffic Enforcement Unit,” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. 39 (1). pp. 95-108.

Presentations

  • Paper
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J. A., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, “Police Officers’ Self-Legitimacy: The Role of Value Congruence,” American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, (2019).
  • Presentation
    White, D. R., Panel, “The Opioid Epidemic: Why Do We Get High and What Do We Do About It,” Ferris State University, (April 2019).
  • Paper
    Schafer, J., Schafer, M. J., White, D. R., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, “Do Protests and Demonstrations Against Police Agencies Impact Their Recruiting Efforts? Perceptions of FBI National Academy Participants,” American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, (2018).
  • Paper
    Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J., White, D. R., The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, “Do Protests and Demonstrations Contribute to a ‘Ferguson Effect’? Perceptions of FBI National Academy Participants,” American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, (2018).
  • Paper
    Galli, P. M., White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Zidar, M., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, “Youth Attitudes Regarding Police Effectiveness and Trust in One Midsize City,” American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, (2018).
  • Paper
    Kyle, M. J., White, D. R., Schafer, J., Ayeni, D., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, “A Potential Ferguson Effect? Perceptions of FBI National Academy Participants Regarding the State of U.S. Policing,” American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, (2017).
  • Paper
    White, D. R., Kyle, M. J., Schafer, J., Ayeni, D., Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, “Looking Up, Looking Down: Comparing Attitudes of Body-Worn Camera Between Police Officers and Command Staff,” American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, (2017).
  • Presentation
    White, D. R., “Race & Policing,” Race Unity Group of First Christian Church, (November 2017).
  • Interview for Video Documentary
    White, D. R., Grimm, B. (Leader), “Race, Police and the Media,” (September 2017).
  • Paper
    Kyle, M. J., White, D. R., Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, “Police Officer Attitudes Regarding Body-Worn Cameras and Perceptions of Fairness Within Their Agency,” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO, (2016).

Education:

Ph.D. Criminology & Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 2019

Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 255th Session

Certificate, University of Virginia, Criminal Justice Education

MS, Norwich University, Criminal Justice Administration

BS, Eastern Kentucky University, Police Administration

Programs:

Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, School of Criminal Justice