Leah White, Ph.D.
Professor / Honors Program Director
- Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Arizona State University
- M.A. in Communication from Kansas State University
- B.A. in Speech Communication and English Writing from Concordia College, Moorhead
Originally from St. Paul, MN, White earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and English Writing from Concordia College, a M.A. in Communication from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Communication from Arizona State University. In addition to teaching, she spent the first 25 years of her academic career coaching college level competitive speech and debate. White’s primary areas of scholarly interest are Performance Studies, Feminist Theory, Forensic Pedagogy and Identity Development. She has been an active volunteer with the Mankato YWCA since 2015 and also serves as Promoting Respect Workshop Facilitator with the Greater Mankato Diversity Council.
White, L. (2019). How can SoTL help forensic educators assess their performance. National Forensic Journal, 36.
White, L. (2017). The humanistic value of individual event participation. National Forensic Journal, 35, 29-46.
Kelly, B.B, Paine, R., Richardson, R & White, L. (2014). Special report: NFA 2010 report of pedagogy. What we are trying to teach: Reconnecting collegiate forensics to the communication discipline. National Forensic Journal, 32, 33-59.