Kevin White

Assistant Clinical Professor - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Office: 2054 Haley Center

Units: Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling

Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center


Phone: (334) 844-7672

Academic Areas

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counselor Education

Short Bio

Kevin White, Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the master’s counseling programs in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling. His research focuses on complex trauma experience, complex trauma and identity development experience in the LGBTQIA+ population, and culturally competent instruction/student development. His research is aimed at informing clinical, academic, and systemic understanding as it impacts clients, counselors, and educators alike.

Dr. White has taught a range of counseling courses at Auburn University and as an adjunct professor at other public institutions, and he enjoys teaching in multiple modalities. A major focus of his teaching is on the development of integrative practice supported by research. His favorite classes to teach center on skills, theory, and cultural competence in practice.

Dr. White obtained his B.A. in French Language and Culture from Columbus State University while also completing certification as a TESL instructor. He also received his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Columbus State University, and he remained at the university as a staff counselor in the university’s student counseling center where he has practiced since 2017.  Dr. White earned his Ph.D. from Auburn’s Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program in 2022, and he is excited to contribute to the program.

Research Interests

  • Complex Trauma experience and impacts
  • Culturally competent instruction and mentoring
  • Student perceptions of cultural competence instruction