M. Roger White, Ed.D.

Professor, University Libraries
Curator of Special Collections and Rare Books
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5652
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Biography

Roger White, Ed.D., is a professor and curator of Special Collections and Rare Books in the APU University Libraries, with particular responsibility for the Inklings Collection; he also assists with organizing library exhibits. His scholarly interests include examining the role of museums in culture and education from a Christian perspective; advocating for the importance of considering imagination when designing curriculum for the church and the academy; and researching and collecting major works of the British literary group known as the Inklings. White has coauthored a book on curriculum in the church and was lead editor of a collection of memoirs and essays from the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society. Currently, he is researching and writing a book about the personal library of C. S. Lewis as well as exploring the role of books and libraries in Lewis's life.

Before transitioning full time to the University Libraries faculty in 2016, White had a shared assignment with Azusa Pacific Seminary (2002-2016). His initial faculty appointment was in the School of Education (1991-2002). He taught an education senior seminar for APU’s Azusa Oxford Semester in Oxford, England (2007-2009).

Education

  • M.A., Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tennessee
  • M.Ed., Secondary Education: Bible, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • M.C.E., Christian Education, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • B.S., English and Speech/Broadcasting, East Tennessee State University

Academic Area

  • University Libraries

Expertise

  • Christian Education
  • Collection Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Technology

Courses Taught

  • GDMN 704 – Research and Design
  • GMIN 506 – Foundations of Educational Ministries
  • GMIN 526 – Curriculum and Instruction
  • GMIN 546 – Seminar in Educational Ministry
  • GMIN 606 – Current Issues in Educational Ministries
  • GMIN 618 – Philosophy of Ministry