Department of Ethnic Studies

Expertise Areas:
ethnic studies; writing and research; folklore and folk arts; music, literature, and the arts; urban education.

Ph.D. University of Colorado at Denver, School of Education, Urban Schools
M.A. University of Oregon, Interdisciplinary Studies (Folklore, English, Cultural Anthropology)
B.A. Metropolitan State College of Denver, English Literature with a minor in History

ETST 1111 First-Year Seminar: The Stories We Tell
ETST 2000 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETST 3272 Global Media


Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Innovation, Urban Schools, University of Colorado Denver

M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (Folklore, English, and Cultural Anthropology)

B.A., English Literature with a History minor, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Selected Publications


Seal, G., & Kennedy White, K. (Eds.). (2016). Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.

Kennedy White, K. K. (Ed.). (2012). America Goes Green:  An Encyclopedia of Eco-friendly Culture in the United States.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO. 

McCormick, C., & Kennedy White, K. (Eds.). (2010). Folklore:  An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO.


Wayne, T. (Ed.). (2014). Women’s Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People. Santa Barbara, 

 CA: ABC-Clio.

Andrea, A. J. (Ed.). (2010). World History Encyclopedia.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-Clio.

Price, Emmett G., Tammy L. Kernodle, and Horace J. Maxile. (Eds). (2010). Encyclopedia of African American Music.  Santa Barbara:  Greenwood. 

Journal Articles

Goodwin, L., Kozleski, E. B., Muth, R., Rhodes, L. K., & Kennedy White, K. (2006).  Establishing a center to support faculty research. 

Innovative Higher Education, 30(4).

Kennedy White, K. (2006).  Family School Linkages Project at Alsup Elementary:  A story of successes and challenges. Statement, 42(2), 32-35.

Kennedy White, K., Zion, S., & Kozleski, E. (2005, October).  On Point Series: Cultural identity and teaching.  National Institute for Urban 

 School Improvement.

Kennedy White, K. K. (2003).  Bridging classroom, culture, and community:  Implications for situated learning. NOVAtions, 2.