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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 to present
Dean Emeritus, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005 to present
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005 to present
Director, Catholic Theological Union, 2011-2012
Interim Head, Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2016-2017
Director, The HistoryMakers, 2012-2017
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

Walsh, J., White, B., Edwards, J. 2018. The Rocky Road from Insight to Understanding. Journal of Management Research

Hall, W., White, B. 2017. Improving Governance Through Performance Incentives. The Corporate Board, 33: 7 - 11

White, B., Hall, W. 2015. Better Board Process for Better Company Results. Directors and Boards, 40: 21-25

Teaching and Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Leadership and Management, Business in American Society