Andrew White, Ph.D.

Director, Scarborough School of Business & Communication, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Sport Management

Andrew White


Andrew White is an assistant professor of psychology and sport management and serves as the director for the Scarborough School of Business and Communication. His area of expertise is sport, exercise and performance psychology with emphases on the psychology of sport-related injury and mental skills training for sport performance.

White’s teaching interests include sport and exercise psychology, abnormal psychology, history and philosophy of sport, and general psychology. He also enjoys working with students on their independent research or providing opportunities for students to assist with his research projects.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Windsor
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Research Interests

  • Positive youth development through sport
  • Strategies to reduce injury in youth sport
  • Athlete decision-making processes throughout injury recovery and return to sport
  • Stakeholder perceptions of mental skills training

Selected Publications

  • Wiese-Bjornstal, D. M., Wood, K. N., White, A. C., Wambach, A. J., & Rubio, V. (2020). Exploring religiosity and spirituality in coping with sport injuries. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
  • White, A. C., Heffernan, C., & Kihl, L. (2018). Academic outcomes of an out-of-school sport program: A repeated-measures community-based participatory research study. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, UK: Sage Publications.
  • White, A. C., Russell, H. C., Wood, K. N., Lundstrom, C., & Wiese-Bjornstal, D. M. (2017, October). Breadth or depth? Evaluating psychological, performance, and injury outcomes following multidimensional or single-skill mental skills training in marathoners. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 32nd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • White, A. C., & Wiese-Bjornstal, D. (2016, September). An applied behavior analysis approach to reducing poor sportsmanship and injury rates in youth football. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 31st Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Wiese-Bjornstal, D., White, A. C., Russell, H. C., & Smith, A. M. (2015). Psychology of sport concussions. Kinesiology Review, 4, 169-189. doi: 10.1123/kr.2015-0012.

Fun Facts

  • White enjoys spending time outside, especially with his wife, daughter, two dogs and bird.
  • He is a competitive person and love playing sports (especially basketball, golf, and softball) and board games.
  • He was a first-generation college student.

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