Department of Political Science

Dr. Timothy J. White

Professor, Political Science Department

Dr. White teaches courses in Ireland, Culture, and Film, Irish Politics, International Relations, the Politics of War and Peace, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Irish Historical Sociology. This last class is taught as part of the Xavier Summer Study Abroad Program in Ireland that White founded. White has won the Sigma Alpha Nu Award as Teacher of the Year on Xavier's campus and has been nominated for the Carnegie National Teacher of the Year Award.

White's research has focused mostly on Irish politics and has appeared in Irish Political Studies, Eire-IrelandCanadian Journal of Irish Studies, New Hibernia ReviewIrish Journal of SociologyIrish Studies in International AffairsEtudes Irlandaises, Studi irelandesi, The European LegacyRepresentation, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, International Studies Perspectives, and in other edited collections. White has edited a special issue of The European Legacy on Irish Studies, Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process with the University of Wisconsin Press, and Theories of International Relations with Manchester University Press.

White has won numerous grants from a variety of organizations including the Irish American Cultural Institute, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation, the Political Studies Association of Ireland, and the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland-Galway. Dr. White served two terms as the Social Science Representative, chaired the Donnelly Prize Committee, and served on the Larkin Prize Committee for the American Conference for Irish Studies. White's service includes serving as an evaluator of applications for Fulbright and Mitchell Scholarships to study in Ireland. For his efforts, White has been named by the Irish Voice as one of the top 100 Irish educators in the United States

Courses taught:

  • CORE 100: Ireland, Culture and Film
  • SOCI 270: Irish Historical Sociology
  • POLI 275: Politics of War and Peace
  • POLI 277: International Relations
  • POLI 280: Irish Political Culture
  • POLI 374: US Foreign Policy


Irish Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy

First Year at Xavier




  • Ph.D. (The University of Michigan) 1990,M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia) 1984, B.A. (University of Missouri-St. Louis) 1982