Stacey Swearingen White is a professor in the School and the Director of the Urban Planning Program. She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree in Land Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Interdisciplinarity continues to be a core aspect of her teaching and research, which focuses broadly on sustainability and environmental planning, with a recent emphasis on conditions that impel sustainability innovation. Stacey is also interested in campus sustainability. She was a co-founder of KU’s Center for Sustainability, and served as its Director of Academic Programs for 8 years. She has been an active member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, where has she served as a track chair and the conference committee chair.
B.A., Philosophy., Emory University, 1989