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B. Joseph White

President Emeritus of the University of Illinois and
James F. Towey Professor of Business and Leadership


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1975
M.B.A., Harvard University, 1971
B.A., Georgetown University, 1969

Positions Held

Director, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2006-2014
Dean Emeritus, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005-2014
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005-2014
Director, Catholic Theological Union, 2011-2012
Director, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 2007-2009
Director, American Council on Education, 2006-2009
President, University of Illinois, 2005-2009
Director, Argonne National Laboratory, 2005-2009
Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Leadership in Management Education, University of Michigan, 1995-2004
Managing Director, Fred Alger Management, Inc., 2003
Interim President, University of Michigan, 2002
President, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, 1993-2001
Associate Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 1987-1990
Vice President - Personnel & Public Affairs, Cummins, Inc., 1981-1987
Associate and Assistant Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 1975-1980

Recent Publications

White, B. 2014. Boards That Excel: Candid Insights and Practical Advice for Directors. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

White, B. 2014. Conversations - Tim Solso: General Motors" New Chair on Governance. The Corporate Board, XXXV: 32

White, B. 2014. Antidotes to a Board"s Going Stale. Directors and Boards, 38: 32-34

White, B. 2014. Directors: Be in the Room. Sam Zell on Director Weaknesses and Danger Signals. Directors and Boards, 38: 63-34

Service Activities

Strategic Planning Committee, College of Business, 2013-2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Leadership and Management, Business in American Society