Department of Community Sustainability
Assistant Professor, Fixed TermNatural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road, Room 311
East Lansing, MI 48824
Stephanie White completed her PhD in the Department of Community Sustainability at MSU and is presently a fixed term assistant professor focusing on the intersection of cities, climate change, and food systems. Her dissertation research focused on urban agriculture in relation to urban socioecological systems, and the ways in which urban residents in M’Bour, Senegal use it to improve their well-being. Her current research focuses on urban food systems in Lilongwe, Malawi and Lansing. In past years, Dr. White led an annual experiential service-learning practicum to Malawi, where students explored and practiced collaborative innovation in vernacular food systems. Prior to her arrival at MSU, Dr. White worked in Washington, DC.. She earned an MSc degree in Sustainable Systems/Agroecology from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and a BA in Political Science from Colorado State University. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa from 1992-1996.