Dr. David R. White

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Dr. David R. White

Professor of Political Science
Coordinator of Pre-Law Programs

Office: FH 136
Phone: 843-661-1614


Ph.D.  University of Arizona

M.A.  University of Arizona

B.A.  Bucknell University

Dr. White, the former Chair of the department, has taught a variety of American politics classes at FMU, including courses on the U.S. Congress, the American presidency, state and local government, Southern politics, contemporary political issues, and the politics of sports. He coordinates the university’s political science and criminal justice programs, as well as the department’s internships. He also serves as the university’s pre-law advisor.  His research interests are the U.S. Senate and presidential trip preparations, also known as presidential advance. After college, Dr. White worked in Washington, D.C., for nearly six years. His first two jobs were with a major political party, first in the fundraising office, and then in the chairman’s office. He then served as a trip coordinator in the advance office of a presidential campaign, before working in the press office of a U.S. senator. Dr. White grew up in Cooperstown, New York, and is an avid runner.