B. Joseph White is Interim President of the University of Michigan. He is also Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor and Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Business School and a Senior Fellow of the William Davidson Institute.
Whites teaching and research interests are leadership, management, and corporate governance.
Whites appointment as Interim President began January 1, 2002. From 1991 to 2001, he served as Dean of the University of Michigan Business School. From 1992 to 2001, he served as President of the William Davidson Institute.
He also serves as a director or trustee of several companies including Equity Residential, Kelly Services, Gordon Food Service, Kaydon Corporation, and the mutual funds of Fred Alger Management, Inc. He is a member of the board of directors of the University Musical Society and of the William Davidson Institute.
White was Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Business School from 198790. From 19811987, he was an officer of Cummins Engine Company. He was a faculty member in the Organizational Behavior-Industrial Relations group at the University of Michigan Business School from 197580. In 197980 he was a faculty associate of the Institute for Social Research. In 1981, he was a visiting faculty member at the Cranfield School of Management in Cranfield, England.
White earned his B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (with distinction), and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
He is married to Mary Decker White. They have two adult children and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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