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Roger White

Associate Professor and Department Chair


Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Political Science


Roger White, Ph. D., is associate professor of political science. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.   

Dr. White's teaching and research interests include Civic Education, Civil Discourse, Civic Engagement, and other courses within the subfield of Political Theory.  In 2004, he received the Loyola, City College Award for Excellence in Teaching.  In 2005, he was named Professor of the Year for the state of Louisiana by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching.  In 2006, he received the Loyola, City College Award for excellence in Community Service.  In 2008, Dr. White received the Award for Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Loyola Student Government Association.

Dr. White’s research has appeared in Social Theory and Practice, International Studies in Philosophy, The Journal of Thought, The Journal of Information Technology Impact, and Bulletin de la Societe Americaine de Philosophie de Langue Francaise.  He is currently at work on developing new models for community organizing and community empowerment in an age of globalization.  Before coming to Loyola, Dr. White served as a community and labor relations expert for employee organizations in California, Texas, and Louisiana.

Dr. White is Faculty Advisor for Loyola Society for Civic Engagement (LSCE), a student organization that promotes critical thinking on campus through panels, debates, and forums around controversial issues of the day.  He also serves as Faculty Advisor for Loyola’s annual student scholarship conferences devoted to themes such as World Peace.

Classes Taught

  • History of Political Thought I
  • History of Political Thought II
  • Political Economy
  • American Political Thought


Areas of Expertise

  • History of Political Theory
  • Civic Engagement
  • Human Rights