Jonathan M. White , PhD, is director of the Bentley Service Learning Centerï¿½and associate professor of sociology at Bentley University in Massachusetts.ï¿½His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization,ï¿½human rights, and public sociology. Dr. White has received numerous teachingï¿½and humanitarian awards. He is the founding director of Sports forï¿½Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger, We areï¿½Silent, and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors forï¿½Free The Children, Peace Through Youth, Me to We, and the Graduationï¿½Pledge Alliance. Dr. White has authored several articles in the fields ofï¿½inequality and globalization. His work on public sociology includes coeditingï¿½(with Kathleen Korgen and Shelley White) Sociologists in Action:ï¿½Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (2014) and Sociologists inï¿½Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (2015). He is also currently writing a book titled Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America . Dr. White lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Shelley, and is the very proud uncle of his 13 nieces and nephews, Jarred, Kyle, Tyler, Arielle, Cameron, Brianna, Mikayla, Joshua, Jack, Logan, Tyler, Joey, and Brookelyn.
Kathleen Odell Korgen, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. She has conducted trainings in corporate and campus settings on issues of diversity. Dr. Korgenrsquo;s published work on race relations and racial identity includes Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity Among Americans (1998, 1999). Raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Korgen now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jeff; daughters Julie and Jessica; and her mother, Patricia.
Shelley K. White , PhD, MPH, is a sociologist and Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Public Health at Worcester State University. She recently taught in the Sociology Department at Simmons College, where she also coordinated the Simmons World Challenge - an interdisciplinary, student-led learning program which creates actionable solutions to global social justice problems. Shelley's teaching and research focus on health and illness, globalization and development, inequalities, social movements and social justice. She previously worked in HIV/AIDS policy globally and domestically, and serves on the board of directors of Free the Children and SocMed. She is co-editor of Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (with Kathleen Odell Korgen and Jonathan White), (2nd Edition, Sage 2013) and her recent publications appear in the Journal of Human Rights Practice; Education, Citizenship and Social Justice; Public Health Reports; and Critical Public Health.