Sammis B. White, Professor

Dr. White focuses on issues in public policy, economic development, education, 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 authored or co-authored over 160 articles and reports and co-authored or co-edited six books. His most recent book is Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition (2013). White co-founded and for ten years co-edited the leading economic development journal, Economic Development Quarterly. White has been a central actor in the building of the water technology cluster in southeast Wisconsin and has assisted the development of two other industrial clusters in Wisconsin.

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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