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Dr. Norman A. White Award for Engaged Scholarship and Service

The Dr. Norman A. White Award for Engaged Scholarship and Service, established in 2018, is an expression of our community’s deep gratitude for the life and work of Dr. Norm White. 

Dr. White embodied Saint Louis University’s commitment to collaborative academic-community partnerships that seek to “alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger; extend compassionate care to the ill and needy; and maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons1,” through engagement, dialogue, reflection and action. Norm White came to SLU in 2004 as an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. A scholar-activist, Norm dedicated himself to helping vulnerable children and youth in the St. Louis region flourish in the face of poverty, violence and oppression. He was a principal architect of SLU’s Overground Railroad to Literacy Project and Shut it Down: Closing the School to Prison Pipeline, projects whose aims are to promote racial equity, to promote access to high-quality education as a fundamental public good, and to dismantle
systemic racism.

Purpose of the Award
To honor and recognize a faculty member who exemplifies community-engaged scholarship and service at Saint Louis University

--Full-time tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty at the assistant professor level or above
--Minimum of four years full time-time employment at Saint Louis University

A record of engaged scholarship and service through university-community partnerships that is focused on any of the following:
--Promoting healthy individuals, families, schools, organizations and communities.
--Alleviating poverty, violence, injustice, illness, and inequity.
--Advocating for social justice though policies, programs, and practices that focus on dismantling systems of oppression and increasing inclusion, well-being, and empowerment of vulnerable populations.

Award Nominations Process 2024

Whitney Linsenmeyer, Doisy College of Health Sciences

Katie Heiden-Rootes, School of Medicine
Fred Rottnek, School of Medicine

Tim Huffman, College of Arts and Sciences

Amber Johnson, College of Arts and Sciences
Kira Banks, College of Arts and Sciences

Denise Hooks-Anderson, School of Medicine

Sidney D. Watson, School of Law