Department Chair:
Daphne John, Associate Professor/Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Pat Armstrong

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758370
Fax: 440 7758644

King 305
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Clovis White

Clovis White

Associate Professor of Sociology (1988)

Contact Information


King Building 301A
(440) 775-8374

Personal Office Hours:
MW: 2:30-4:00 Or by appointment

Clovis White

Clovis White

Clovis White

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Univ Massachusetts Dartmouth, 1975
  • Master of Arts, SUNY at Albany, 1977
  • Master of Arts, Indiana University Bloomington, 1981
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington, 1984

Clovis White is an active member in the Oberlin community, serving as president on a board of a local non-profit organization. Professor White applies his own research interests in race, ethnic, and minority relations through his first-year seminar course entitled, "Through the Looking Glass: The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender with Social Class in Contemporary America". This course focuses on social inequality, social demography and theories of identity formation and group interaction. Students are also required to do one hour of service each week at Oberlin Community Services, serving as field-work to examine the social demography and group interaction as it exists in their own community. Professor White similarly incorporates these community activities in his introductory sociology class entitled, "Sociological Analysis of Society."