University of Southern California, Ph.D.
Central Michigan University, M.S.
University of Tennessee, B.A.
Telephone: +1 (865) 974-2027
Andy White, Ed.D. is director of the Aerospace and Defense MBA program in the University of Tennessee's Center for Executive Education, Knoxville, Tennessee.
White serves as the senior academic and student affairs officer and a faculty member for one of the few executive MBA program designed exclusively for aerospace and defense professionals. He is the program's senior liaison to aerospace and defense industry leaders, directs student recruiting and admissions, and oversees program delivery. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, strategic communication, public relations, and war-time media relations.
Before returning to his alma matter, White served for twenty years as an Air Force officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2007. During his career, Andy served as public affairs (PA) director for four major Air Force installations, twice earning major command public affairs team of the year honors. He also served as public affairs director for Air Force Special Operations Command and concluded his career as Commander of the 341st Recruiting Squadron in San Antonio, Texas. White deployed in support of contingency and combat operations six times, including service as the lead public affairs planner for the air component for the start of combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also deployed to Iraq with Special Operations Forces in 2004.
White holds a doctorate in education leadership from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program and the DoD Public Affairs Officer Course.