Chaunté White, Ph.D.
Chaunté White is an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, working with the Student Parent Success Initiative (SPSI). At IWPR, Chaunté contributes to research and policy analysis focused on higher education access, success, and educational attainment for students with children.
Prior to joining IWPR, Chaunté was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Her research interests are broadly centered around the study of racial and gender equity issues, educational policy, and organizational leadership. She uses multiple methods to examine various topics related to educational attainment, particularly among Black student populations, as well as how policies at institutional, state, and federal levels affect education-related outcomes. Her dissertation examined the policy development processes of campus leaders who implemented a 15 to Finish–modeled student success initiative and the impact of the program on Black student degree completion.
She earned her PhD from the University of Houston’s Higher Education Leadership Policy Studies Program. She holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.