In Memoriam: Norman White, 1953-2017

Norman White, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University, died suddenly on December 6. He was 64 years old.

In a statement, Fred P. Pestello, president of Saint Louis University, said that Dr. White “was truly a gift to St. Louis and SLU. To many, he embodied SLU at its best. He cared deeply about and did immeasurable work to address disparities for marginalized people. He was a great man — a loyal and compassionate friend, a loving son and husband, and an engaged teacher and scholar. SLU is firmly committed to continuing his work. There is no better way to honor his legacy and life.”

Dr. White joined the faculty at Saint Louis University in 2004 as an assistant professor and director of criminal justice programs. He was also affiliated with the university’s African American studies program.

Dr. White was a native of New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master of public administration degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He earned a second master’s degree and a doctorate from the University at Albany of the State University of New York System.

Below is a video of Dr. White giving a talk at TEDxGateway Arch in 2016.

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  1. M Jendusa says:

    Thank you for your tribute to Norm. He was a beautiful person who has had a great impact on all those he met. The entire St. Louis community has benefited from his gifts. I will miss my friend, teacher, mentor, and partner in work. Have a good, Norm. We love you

  2. MILTON ELIJAH RUSS II says:

    PHD NORMAN WHITE WAS A GIFT TO PLANET EARTH
    HE IS MISSED BY ALL FOR HIS ENDLESS WORK FOR HUMANITY
    MAY HE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE IN THE HOUSE OF FATHER GOD

  3. Lynn Godfrey says:

    I did not know Dr. Norm, I only learned he existed today after finding out he would not be joining a delegation to Cuba in April because of his early demise. I was curious and googled him and here I sit listening to this enlighten man. It is obvious he was a jewel to marginalized children. Wish I had gotten to know him, but listening to him now, I will resolve to give my all to the trip and even more when we return to move justice forward. Rest in struggle Bro. Norm.

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