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Daniel D. White
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Professional and Corporate Recruitment and Outreach; Director of Academic Advisement
Read Dr. White's Nanotechnology Now web site article: The CNSE ecosystem: new niches, adaptation, and population growth
- Ph.D., Anthropology (Biological Anthropology), University at Albany, SUNY, 2005
- M.A., Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY, 1995
- B.A., Human Biology, University at Albany, SUNY, 1992
- Senior Staff Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University at Albany (2007-2010)
- Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Human Biology, University at Albany (2007-present)
- Academic Advisor and Coordinator for Technology, Advisement Services Center/Undergraduate Studies, University at Albany (2001-2007)
Responsibilities at the CNSE:
- As part of the Student Affairs team at the CNSE, Dr. White is involved in student recruitment, retention and success. He represents CNSE at academic conferences, and professional meetings to promote CNSE and recruit highly qualified students. He is a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs and CNSE's Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- As Director of Academic Advisement, Dr. White oversees the progress of undergraduate students and provides academic and technical support and advice.
- As past Chair and Secretary of the CNSE Faculty Council, Dr. White has presided at CNSE Faculty Council meetings and represented the CNSE Faculty on academic and services matters.
- Dr. White serves on the Governance Council of the University Senate and Undergraduate Committee of the SUNY University Faculty Senate.
- Dr. White serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Nanobioscience Constellation of the College and co-teaches Introduction to Clinical Nanomedicine with Dr. Brenner.
- UAlbany President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)
- Dr. White's research uses evolutionary theory to understand human behavior and social interactions. His latest work has focused on peer victimization in schools and how that behavior may impact outcomes in adulthood.
- Dr. White participates in the Costa Rica Research Group affiliated with the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies at the University at Albany. The group has been exploring the culture, language and biology of indigenous groups in southern Costa Rica for nearly thirty years.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Brutsaert TD, Tamvada KH, Kiyamu M, White DD, and Gage TB. (2011) “Low ponderal index is associated with decreased muscle strength and fatigue resistance in college-aged women,” Early Human Development, doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2011.05.006
Gallup AC, O'Brien DT, White DD, Wilson DS. 2010. Handgrip strength and socially dominant behavior in male adolescents. Evolutionary Psychology 8(2):229-243. White DD
, Gallup AC, Gallup GG. 2010. Indirect Peer aggression in adolescence and reproductive behavior. Evolutionary Psychology 8(1):49-65.
Gallup AC, O'Brien DT, White DD
, Wilson DS. 2009. Peer victimization in adolescence has different effects on the sexual behavior of male and female college students. Personality and Individual Differences 46: 611-615.
Gallup AC, White DD
, Gallup GG. 2007. Handgrip strength predicts sexual behavior, body morphology, and aggression in male college students. Evolution and Human Behavior 28:423-429.