DeBorah Gilbert White is a diversity and inclusion expert, social justice and community advocate for people experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or formally homeless. She is founder of HerStory Ensemble, an education, awareness, and advocacy community-based group focused on women and homelessness. She has been in the forefront of the development of a Homeless Persons Bill of Rights for the State of Delaware, and is currently working with the national steering committee for the “Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Coalition on Homelessness.
DeBorah serves as associate faculty with the University of Phoenix where she facilitates online courses on cultural diversity, psychology, and sociology. DeBorah also served as adjunct faculty with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where she taught social psychology in the doctoral program.
DeBorah’s research interest focus on considerations emerging from diversity and inclusion connected to homelessness, African American women’s health and well- being, and other social concerns utilizing a social psychological lens. She is a contributing author to the book entitled “Race in a Post-Obama America: The Church Responds” released May 2016.
Dr. Gilbert White holds a B.A. in communication, M.A. in psychology (Diversity Specialization Management Program), both from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in social psychology from Union Institute and University.