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Rob White

Rob White

  • Budget and Finance Specialist III
Rob White joined the Office for Global Engagement team in April 2023 and serves CSRL as Budget and Finance Specialist.

White earned his Ph.D. from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Prior to that, he received Bachelor of Arts in Russian, Bachelor of Accountancy, and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

For ten years, Dr. White was on the faculty at Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business. While there, his research interests focused on corporate governance across a variety of settings, including entrepreneurial, international, and troubled firms. His work appeared in the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, and other research and media outlets.

One of Dr. White’s co-authored studies was awarded the Best Paper Prize at a Strategic Management Society Special Conference on Entrepreneurship held in Catania, Italy. He also received the Wiley-Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award for promising research focused on Chinese businesses.

Outside of academia, Dr. White has worked as a finance executive in an Iowa-based healthcare organization and served as a policy advisor to a senior U.S. Senator on matters of child welfare finance. Before recently rejoining Iowa State, he was part of a media-based entrepreneurial start-up firm which he helped to shepherd through the ISU Startup Factory, a university-sponsored startup incubator located in Iowa State’s Research Park. Prior to completing his academic studies, he lived and worked in the Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions of eastern Ukraine from 1994-1996.

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0133 Curtiss Hall
513 Farm House Ln