Mark White

Mark White
Working Title
Associate Extension Professor
People Type
W1018 Lafferre Hall

PhD from University of Miami


Dr. Mark C. White is an Associate Extension Professor and State Specialist in Missouri Extension’s Labor and Workforce Development Program. He is also a Policy Research Scholar in the Truman School of Public Affairs.

Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Dr. White was the Deputy Director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis (CRA). During his time at CRA, Dr. White worked on a variety of economic and workforce development research and planning projects throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington, DC metro area. He also completed numerous economic impact analyses related to, for instance, the economic impacts of Virginia’s housing industry and the national impacts of local and regional parks.

Between 2004 and 2015, Dr. White was the Vice President for Research at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) in Arlington, VA. During his 11 years at CREC, Dr. White managed a wide variety of economic and workforce development research and technical assistance projects across the United States and Canada. Dr. White also developed and delivered professional development workshops related to topics such as applied economic and community research and data-driven, strategic planning for economic development.

Dr. White was also a post-doctoral research fellow at the National University of Ireland’s Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) in Galway from 2002 to 2004.  His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of regional development and economic geography, such as Environment and Planning A, European Urban and Regional Studies, and European Planning Studies.

Dr. White received a Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies from the University of Miami (FL), a Master’s of Arts in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.