Dr. Larry R. White is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance
at East Tennessee State University. He also serves as the Chair of Banking.
Dr. White was raised in Starkville, MS. After graduating from Starkville High School,
he attended Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Economics. He was awarded an MBA in 1975 and a Ph.D. in 1985 from the University
Prior to entering academics, Dr. White served as a Naval Officer and Community Banker.
He retired from the Navy Reserve following a career that took him all around the world.
White held numerous command positions during that career. He was recalled to active
duty during operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm to command a multinational task group
charged with port recovery operations in Kuwait.
Before Dr. White’s employment at ETSU, he worked at Mississippi State University as
a professor. During his career at MSU, he served as the Director of the Banking Excellence
Program and the Chair of Real Estate. Professor White has taught at ETSU since 2007
and holds the Certified Treasury Professional Designation from the Association of
Currently, Dr. White teaches Business Finance, Banking and Financial Intermediation,
Bank Policy, Essentials of Finance, and Applied Corporate Finance.
Over the years, Dr. White has been active in the Association of Treasury Professionals,
the Financial Management Association, Southern Finance Association, Navy Reserve Association,
Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Larry White resides here in Johnson City with his wife, Louise. They are the proud
parents and grandparents of two grown children and six grandchildren. During his free
time, Larry enjoys golf, tennis, and SEC sports. He also enjoys watching his grandchildren
participate in school and sports activities.