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Darcelle D. White J.D.

Professor

Paralegal (Legal Assistant)

School of Technology and Professional Services Management

122 Sill Hall

734.487.1161

dwhite@emich.edu

Education

1) J.D. University Of Detroit School Of Law
2) Bachelor’s Degree at Wayne State University with a major in Journalism
Darcelle D. White J.D.

Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

Law, legal implications of technology, and learning.

Courses

LAW
       LEGL 211 - Introduction to Paralegalism and Legal Terminology
       LEGL 304 - Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I
       LEGL 479 - Real Estate Law
       LEGL 311 - Probate Law
       LEGL 479 - Disability Law
       LEGL 500 - Roles of the Legal Administrator*
       HRM 376 - Legal Aspects of Hospitality Industry

ADMINISTRATION/TECHNOLOGY
       BEDU 395 - Administering Workplace Systems and Technology
       BEDU 396 - Information and Media Administration
       BEDU 310 - Reengineering the Corporation
       BEDU/WMST 205 - Women in Business
       BEDU 100 - Contemporary Business
       INDT 150 - Understanding Technology*

COLLEGE SUCCESS 
        UNIV 101 - Practical Academic Success Strategies

Selected Publications

  • “From the Camera to the Courthouse: The Sting of Sexting
  • “Reading and Writing in the Digital Age”
  • Name That Decade: Gender Assumptions About Technology, Law, and the Workplace
  •  “Are Your Students Dating? Speed Dating as a Method to Enhance Discussion in the Classroom”
  • “Creating a Classroom of Creative Thinkers”.
  • White, D. Information Security: The Ant & Fly Mentality in the Marketplace (4-part workshop), Women With A Call International, Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC (2005).
  • Becker, P., Pilato, D., White, D., et al Contested Space, Contested Knowledge: Women Inventors and the Legal System, Humanities & Technology Association, Salt Lake City, UT (2005).
  • White, D. Weaving Strands of Diversity into the Curriculum. Conference Proceedings. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. Baltimore, MD (2004).
  • White, D. Assessing Learning: Express Yourself Learning Project. Conference Proceedings. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Ft. Collins, CO (2003).
  • “From the Camera to the Courthouse: The Sting of Sexting”
  • “Reading and Writing in the Digital Age”
  • “Name That Decade: Gender Assumptions About Technology, Law, and the Workplace”
  • “Are Your Students Dating? Speed Dating as a Method to Enhance Discussion in the Classroom”
  • “Creating a Classroom of Creative Thinkers”

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Grants

Awards and Patents

  • Eastern Michigan University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Eastern Michigan University Woman of Excellence Award
  • Eastern Michigan University Outstanding Faculty in the Classroom Award.
  • 2011 Top Lady of Distinction, Cite’ d’etroit Chapter of TOP Ladies of Distinction, Inc./Top Teens of America.

Additional Information

Darcelle D. White, JD, joined the Eastern Michigan University faculty in 1995. She was awarded Tenure and Promotion in 1999. Dr. White has been licensed to practice law since 1978 and continues to practice law, primarily serving the indigent and providing pro bono legal services to non-profit. As a full time practitioner, she provided legal representation in areas such as Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Divorce, Post Divorce Proceedings, Social Security Disability, and Consumer Law. She maintained a private practice handling civil and criminal matters. She has been a Staff Attorney, Supervising Attorney, and Managing Attorney, which allowed her the opportunity to hire, train, supervise and manage paralegals and legal support staff and lawyers and to oversee the administration of law office operations.
She is passionate about the vital role the paralegal plays as a valuable resource in the law office, the opportunities for those who choose to practice law, and she is passionate about learning.
Professor White regularly teaches the Program's introductory course, LEGL 211, and LEGL 315. She also teaches policy in the University’s Information Assurance Program, law in the Hotel and Restaurant Management program, and law and policy in the PhD in Technology program.

Dr. White is committed to community service, especially when it comes to working with youth. In 2008, she developed and since that time every summer she leads a 5-day summer law camp experience for middle school and high school students. Students practice skills lawyers perform and on the last day of the camp conduct a mock hearing. Dr. White is also a religious educator, training other religious educators through apprenticeship programs in the local church. She oversees administrative and operational aspects of the local church.