Stacey Swearingen White is Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs and Administration. She served previously as Director of the Urban Planning Program. Stacey 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 policy and planning, with a recent emphasis on conditions that impel sustainability innovation. Stacey is also interested in campus sustainability. She served for 2 years as a faculty fellow in the KU Office of Student Affairs, conducting research on food insecurity among college and university students. She was also 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 she is the incoming Secretary of the Governing Board, and for which has she served as a track chair and the conference committee chair.
B.A., Philosophy., Emory University, 1989