Prior to joining Merrimack College in 2017, Gwyne White was a clinical psychologist. While pursuing her Ph.D., she completed her clinical internship at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital. She received postdoctoral advanced training in comprehensive psychological assessment from the Brenner Center at William James College.
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
White’s principal research engages with the complex relationship between social-emotional competencies and youth outcomes, particularly in relation to academic success. She studies how self-efficacy, the development of social skills and emotion identification and regulation can influence differential trajectories of mental health and relate to academic achievement. She also looks at universal, as well as targeted, preventative interventions for at-risk student populations.