Sammis B. White, Professor

Dr. White focuses on issues in public policy, economic development, education, welfare, and housing. He has specific interests in job creation and education in central cities. He teaches courses in "Public Policy Analysis" and "Housing Markets and Public Policy." Dr. White has published numerous articles on social and educational topics. Recently, he has written articles published in Urban Education and Urban Studies, among many others. He co-authored his second book, The Entrepreneurial Process: Economic Growth, Men, Women, and Minorities. In addition to his Urban Planning duties, Dr. White works in the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, where he undertakes a wide variety of research studies.

Williams College, BA, American History and Literature
University of Pennsylvania, MCRP and Ph.D., City and Regional Planning

Research Focus
Public policy
economic development
the changing workplace
other social and economic aspects of planning

URBPLAN 762 Housing Markets and Public Policy
URBPLAN 810 Planning Policy Analysis

Selected Work
Co-editor, Financing Economic Development. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming 2011, with Zenia Kotval.

Co-editor, Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century. Armonk, N.Y., M.E. Sharpe, March 2003, with Richard Bingham and Edward Hill.

Co-Author, The Entrepreneurial Process: Economic growth, Men, Women, and Minorities. Westport, CN; Quorum Book, December 1997, with Paul Reynolds
Read More

S.B. White et al. November 1, 2010. Water Markets of the United States and the World: A Strategic Analysis for the Milwaukee Water Council. UWM Center for Workforce Development. Milwaukee, WI. 428pp

S.B. White et al. September 2010. The Contribution of the Bioscience Industry to the Wisconsin Economy. BioForward. Madison, WI. 18pp.

S.B.White, T. Hefty, and J. Torinus. 2010. “Wisconsin: We Have a Problem,” in Refocus Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. S.B. White. August 2010. “The Midwest’s Liquid Gold. Global Midwest Policy Brief,” Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

“Preliminary Evaluation of Project Lead the Way in Three Milwaukee Public Middle Schools, December 2009,” with John Heywood.

“Preliminary Evaluation of Project Lead the Way in Three Milwaukee Public Middle Schools, September 2008,” with John Heywood.

“CEO Call Program: Inner-City Businesses in Milwaukee.” January 2008. Greater Milwaukee Committee

“Moving the Milwaukee Economy Forward: The Five Steps Necessary for Success” Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Report, 21:3, May 2008.

Review of book: Varady, David P. and Carole C. Walker. 2007. Neighborhood Choices: Section 8 Housing Vouchers and Residential Mobility. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University for the Journal of Regional Science, December 2008 Volume.

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