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White Joseph L. (1932-)
Joseph L. White, born in 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a well-known African American professor, psychologist, activist, scholar, researcher, consultant, educator, and mentor who revolutionized traditional European American psychology by setting the stage and foundation for what is now known as cross-cultural psychology and multicultural counseling. White received his undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology in 1954 and 1958 from San Francisco State University and graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and developmental psychology in 1961 from Michigan State University. White has held positions of psychologist, dean, director, assistant vice chancellor, and professor at institutions such as Washington University; California State University, Long Beach; San Francisco State University; and most recently the University of California, Irvine (professor emeritus of psychology and psychiatry). As a luminary in the cross-cultural psychology field, White—respectfully and endearingly known as “Joe,” “The Godfather,” and the “Father of Black Psychology”—has been challenging theories of psychology, ...