Dr. Karl White

Karl White, Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, is the newest endowed chair in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. Dr. White has a robust professional and educational background in the area of early identification of hearing loss and programming for young children with hearing loss. Dr. White is the founding director of the National Center for Hearing and Assessment Management (NCHAM) and Co-founder of the Sound Beginnings Preschool Program. Previously he served as program chair of the Research and Evaluation Methodology Program in the Psychology Department at Utah State University and Director of the Early Intervention Research Institute (EIRI). Dr. White has an extensive number of grant awards, publications, and presentations. His influence stretches around the world – he has been an invited speaker to in more than 30 counties and has been influential in developing newborn hearing screening programs not only in the U.S. but in multiple countries around the globe.

Karl White, Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, is the newest endowed chair in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. Dr. White has a robust professional and educational background in the area of early identification of hearing loss and programming for young children with hearing loss. Dr. White is the founding director of the National Center for Hearing and Assessment Management (NCHAM) and Co-founder of the Sound Beginnings Preschool Program. Previously he served as program chair of the Research and Evaluation Methodology Program in the Psychology Department at Utah State University and Director of the Early Intervention Research Institute (EIRI). Dr. White has an extensive number of grant awards, publications, and presentations. His influence stretches around the world – he has been an invited speaker to in more than 30 counties and has been influential in developing newborn hearing screening programs not only in the U.S. but in multiple countries around the globe.

To students who ask how he got where he is now, Dr. White says that his involvement in this area was almost accidental; a case of being in the right place at the right time with the right people. Great work Dr. White. This honor is well deserved.