Dr. Mark White has been named Interim Director of the Truman School of Public Affairs’ Institute of Public Policy (IPP). Most recently, he has served as a Policy Research Scholar for the Truman School and an Associate Extension Professor. Dr. White came to the University of Missouri from George Mason University (GMU), where he served as the Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis and conducted economic and workforce development research in the Washington, DC area. Prior to his time at GMU, Dr. White was the Vice President for Research at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) in Arlington, VA. During his time 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 holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami, an M.A. in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Geography from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. His past research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Environment and Planning A, European Urban and Regional Studies, and European Planning Studies.
Established in 2000 as a crucial part of the Truman School, IPP works to provide independent, nonpartisan public policy analysis for Missouri policymakers and citizens.