White, PhD is Professor Emerita of Psychology at the
University of North
Carolina at Greensboro. She retired
from UNCG in August, 2012,
at which time she was a Professor of Psychology and the Associate Dean
Research in the College of Arts and Sciences.
White is currently serving as the
2012-2013 AAAS/American Psychological Association Catherine Acuff
Fellow in Washington, DC.
Current focus: Project
against Women and Children by Engaging Information Technology
Dr. White is collaborating with faculty
from Information Systems, Counseling, Library and Information Studies,
local community to form a partnership to reduce and prevent
violence among women and children. The team is designing, building, and
an accessible, user-friendly, interactive state-of-the-art web-based
community, to be enhanced with various applications and social media.
environment will provide a safe and secure environment where victims,
providers, law enforcement personnel, policy makers, educators, and
can come together to openly share and exchange experiences, teach,
engage in self-help efforts, and provide or receive emotional, medical,
psychological, and legal support.
White’s research has focused on gender issues,
aggression, and intimate partner violence. Dr. White has conducted
the area of aggression and violence for over 35 years, publishing
articles and chapters. Recent publications reflect an ecological
perspective to aggression and violence. She has conducted one of the
longitudinal studies of sexual and physical dating violence among
and college students, a five-year projected funded by NIMH and NIJ was
co-investigator on a NIDA-funded project on substance abuse and trauma.
She is particularly interested in sorting out predictors and
of sexual and physical assault, examining in particular various mental
problems and substance use. Her developmental approach suggests that
dating violence should be considered within a social ecological model
embeds the individual within the context of adolescent friendships and
relationships, as well as family and other social institutions that
young person’s sense of self.
was co-editor of the two volume series being published
by the American Psychological Association: Violence against
children: Consensus, critical analyses, and emergent priorities. Volume
1: Mapping the Terrain and Volume
I1: Navigating Solutions. She
has been a consultant on a project with the US Navy examining the
pre-military experiences with physical and sexual abuse on military
experiences. She is a past editor of Psychology of Women
on the Board of Editors for Aggressive Behavior.
She is a former
director of Women’s Studies at UNCG, is a past president of the
Psychological Association, past president of the Society for the
Women, and the 2008 recipient of the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award and 2010
American Psychological Associations’ Committee on Women’s Leadership
also received the 2011 Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished
from the Society for the Psychology of Women. She was the
the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence, and served as
In December of
2010 she was one of four academic researchers
invited to participate in a White House roundtable of teen dating
sexual assault, hosted by Lynn Rosenthal, the White House advisor on
against women and attended the 17th anniversary
celebration of the
Violence against Women Act, hosted by Vice-President Biden and Dr. Jill
at their home in Washington, DC.
J.W., Koss, M. P. & Kazdin, A.E. Editors. (2011). Violence
and children: Consensus, critical analyses, and emergent priorities.
I: Mapping the Terrain. Washington, DC: American
M. P., White, J. W., & Kazdin, A.E. Editors. (2011). Violence
women and children: Consensus, critical analyses, and emergent
Volume II: Navigating Solutions. Washington, DC:
J. W. (2007, ed. 3; 2009, ed. 4; 2011; ed. 5, ed 6, 2013). Taking
Clashing Views in Gender. New York: McGraw-Hill.
C., Nemati, H., & White, J. W. (under review). Domestic
Violence Service Providers’ Needs and Perceptions of Technology.
J. W., Buehler, C., &
Weymouth, B. (in press). Childhood
ADHD Symptoms and Adolescent Female Sexual Victimization: Mediating and
Moderating Effects of Risky Behaviors. Journal
of Sexual Aggression.
J. W. & Buehler, C.
(2012). Adolescent Sexual Victimization, ADHD Symptoms, and Risky
Behavior. Journal of Family Violence.
A., Duffy, D., Smith, P. H.,
& White, J. W. (2011). The role of high school coaches
prevent adolescent sexual aggression: Part of the solution or part of
of Sport and Social Issues. http://jss.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/11/15/0193723511426292
A. G., Swartout, K. M.
& White, J. W.
your data didn’t tell you the first time around: Advanced analytic
to longitudinal analyses.
K. M. Swartout, A. G.,
& White, J. W. (2011). A
person-centered, longitudinal approach to sexual victimization.
Journal of the Psychology of Violence, 1 (1),
J. P., Ouimette, P., White, J.
W., Colder, C. R., & Farrow, S. M. (2011). DSM IV-TR trauma
posttraumatic stress disorder among newly matriculated college
Theory, Research, and Practice, 3(2), 148-156
K. & White, J. W.
(2010). The relationship between drug use and sexual aggression in men
time. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(9), 1716-1735.
J. W. (2009). A gendered
approach to adolescent dating violence: Conceptual and methodological
issues. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 1-15.
P. H., White, J. W., &
Moracco, K. E. (2009). Becoming who we are: A theoretical explanation
gendered social structures and social networks that shape adolescent
interpersonal aggression. Psychology of Women Quarterly,
J. W. & Smith, P. H.
(2009). Co-variation in the use of physical and sexual intimate partner
aggression among adolescent and college-age men: A longitudinal
analysis. Violence Against Women, 15, 24-43.
M. P. & White, J. W.
global agendas on violence against women: Historical perspective and
of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 386-393.
J. W., McMullin, D.,
Swartout, K., Sechrist, S. M., & Gollehon, A. (2008). Violence
relationships: A conceptual and empirical examination of sexual and
and Youth Services
Review, 30, 338–351.
M. P., Abbey, A.,
Campbell, R., Cook, S., Norris, J., Testa, M., Ullman, S., West, C.,
White, J. (2007). Revising the SES: A collaborative
improve assessment of sexual aggression and victimization.Psychology of
Quarterly , 31,357-370.
D. M., Wirth, R. J., &
White. J. W. (2007). The impact of sexual
personality: A longitudinal study of gendered attributes. Sex
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