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Richard White Jr.

Richard D. White Jr.

Marjory B. Ourso Center for Excellence in Teaching Professor #7
Public Administration Institute
E. J. Ourso College of Business

What was your previous position and where?

I was a senior officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for 24 years. I commanded several ships, including an icebreaker, and also served at the White House, State Department and CIA.

What brought you to LSU?

I was lured by the outstanding reputation of LSUís Public Administration Institute and the Master of Public Administration Program.

What is your research interest?

Political biography, leadership and governmental ethics. I am particularly interested in what makes great leaders tick.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

Continue to improve the governance of Louisiana by publishing meaningful research, teaching in the MPA and Flores MBA programs, and serving the community.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

The unbounded spirit and warmth of the LSU family. After traveling the world and living in many places, it is great to know that I am truly home.

What are your major accomplishments?

Political biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Huey Long and Will Rogers.


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