Zachary White, Ph.D.
Dr. Zachary White’s research and teaching focus on communication theory and practices
that help people manage meaning and communicate health and life experiences amidst
high levels of uncertainty and stress. Dr. White teaches a variety of courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, including Introduction to Communication, Health
Communication, Health and Illness Narratives, Mediated Constructions of Health, the
Mediated Self and Changing Relationships, Social Support and Disclosure and Mediated
Constructions of the Life Cycle.
He has served as a communication consultant for organizations and practitioners in the health care field. His research examines end-of-life communication and the challenges encountered by professional caregivers, volunteers, family members and employees. Dr. White is founder of The Unprepared Caregiver, a popular blog and resource for caregivers.
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., San Diego State Uhiversity
B.A., University of San Diego