Ken White

Associate Dean, MBA & Executive Programs

Phone: (757) 221-1193
Email: [[ken.white]]
Office: Miller 2019C


Ken White, Ph.D. is Associate Dean for MBA & Executive Programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary. He brings over 20 years of successful leadership experience in higher education to the position, half that time at top business schools. White provides leadership to the School’s Full-Time, Flex and Executive MBA programs; the Career Management Center; the MBA Admissions Office and the Center for Corporate Education.

Prior to joining the Mason School, White was Associate Dean for MBA & MS Programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Before that, he served as Vice President for Communication & Marketing at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

An award-winning classroom teacher, White holds a doctorate in communication from the University of Missouri. He teaches executive communication to MBA students and numerous corporate teams and executives.

White serves as host of the Mason School’s weekly podcast, Leadership & Business, .The podcast features conversations with today’s business leaders from across the world. 

He is active in the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) MBA Initiative that encourages MBA programs to teach strategic communication. He served two terms on the Graduate Management Admissions Council’s (GMAC) Communication Advisory Committee. He shares tips, information and advice pertaining to communication on Twitter @kenwhitephd.

Prior to working in higher education, White was an award-winning television sports anchor.  He and his wife, a teacher, have three daughters---a junior at the College of William & Mary; a sophomore at the University of South Carolina; and a junior in high school.

Areas of Interest/Expertise
  • Executive Communication
  • Executive Presence
  • Personal Branding
  • Media Relations
  • Public Speaking