David White


Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

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Missouri State University
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775



  • MA, Webster University (1993)
  • BS, Northern Illinois University (1969)


  • BUS 135 Introduction to Business
  • BUS 297 International Business
  • EPR 299 Internship in Entrepreneurship 
  • IDS 110 Student Success
  • IDS 297 International Business
  • MGT 120 Introduction to Management
  • MGT 286 Business Communications
  • MGT 299 Internship in Business Management

Professional experience

Additional Professional Experience

  • APICS-American Production Inventory Control Society
  • MSU-West Plains Business Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Waukesha Community College/GE
  • Cooperative Education Liaison
  • General Electric Financial Management Program Graduate
  • General Electric Middle Management Program Graduate
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Illinois Scholarship and Leadership Award

Training Experience

  • Adult training experience coupled with progressive marketing and management experience at a top fortune 500 Company, General Electric
  • Conducted seminars and business training classes
  • Set up cooperative education program between General Electric and Waukesha Community College
  • Provided on-the-job training to students
  • Trained employees in all facets of the business
  • Participated actively on the Industrial Advisory Board of Waukesha Community College


Research and professional interests

Management Experience

  • Managed seven departments for General Electric Company
  • Set management goals, objectives, and strategies for attaining improved productivity and profitability objectives
  • Developed and managed sales programs consistent with marketing strategies and organizational goals
  • Set up business strategies and implemented product promotion and advertising programs for my own business, a Mister Donut
  • Increased sales over 40 percent
  • Improved operating results
  • Met targeted objectives

Marketing Experience

  • Product marketing experience with General Electric Medical Systems including C.A.T. scanners, pacemakers, heart monitors, x-ray equipment, and medical supplies
  • Owned, actively managed, and marketed retail franchise business (Mister Donut)
  • Marketed retail and wholesale products through a variety of programs and promotions including direct mail advertising, consumer incentives (i.e. senior discounts), quantity discounts, and daily specials
  • Retail marketing experience with J.C. Penney



Other interests

Favorite Quote

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
— Walt Disney

Awards and honors

Awards and Recognition

  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010)
  • Faculty Merit Award Winner (2012)


  • International Business Institute Certificate
  • Michigan State University-CIBER
  • Certified Online Instructor-LERN
  • MSU Leadership Training Certificate