Glen W. White, Ph.D.
Delta Air Lines Advisory Board on Disability/
University of Kansas Center for Independent Living
Glen W. White, Ph.D., has been involved in the rehabilitation and independent living field for over 30 years. Until his recent retirement, he directed the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas, served as Principal Investigator of the NIDILRR-funded Research and Training Center on Community Living, and worked as a professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas.
Dr. White has had numerous opportunities to work with consumers with disabilities in identifying, developing, and shaping ongoing disability research. For the past several years he has been developing a systematic line of research in the area of community participation of people with disabilities. Other research interests include prevention of secondary health conditions, and disaster planning and emergency response for people with disabilities. On an international level, Dr. White has conducted research and training activities in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, and prevention of secondary health conditions in Perú. He is past president of the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, and past chair of the American Public Health Association’s Section on Disability.
Dr. White currently serves as a board member of the United States International Council on Disability, and chair of the Advisory Board on Disability for Delta Air Lines.