Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA

Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Department of Humanities in Medicine

Education

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
    Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, 2018
    Dissertation Title: “Conflict Management Education as a Tool for Leadership Development in the Intensive Care Unit”
  • University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
    Master of Arts, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2003
  • University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology with a Minor in Sociology, 2001

Research Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Leadership: teams, conflict, communication, transformational leadership, resonant leadership
  • Residency and fellowship application processes
  • Social sciences in medical education

Bio

Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA is an educator with experience in the areas of career coaching, conflict management, communication, leadership, and cultural humility. She has proven success in both faculty and student development as well as success in serving as a resource for resume, CV, cover letter, and personal statement review.

When it comes to teaching, Bobbie Ann believes adult learning is best promoted by acting as a guide, coach or mediator rather than a lecturer. Acting as a learning mediator for students, she questions assumptions and conclusions, assisting participants in deepening their knowledge and understanding, enabling skill development such as: critical thinking, life-long learning, and humility. Ultimately, her passion is to help others achieve their goals.

In addition to Dr. White’s professional role, she’s a wife and mother, and spends her down time with her husband (Dr. Heath White), two kids (JuliAnn and Preston), and sweet dog (Sam).

Recent Publications

  • White BA, Eklund A, McNeal T, Hochhalter A, Arroliga AC.  (2018). Facilitators and Barriers to Ad hoc Team Performance. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. (Accepted)
  • Sanker R, Harrison L, White BA. Guide to Becoming a Physician 2nd Edition (Revised). Dubuque, IA. Kendall Hunt; 2017 ISBN-9781524934781
  • White BA, Pearson K, Bledsoe C, Hendrix R. (2017). Transformational Leadership: The Nexus Between Faith and Classroom Leadership. Christian Higher Education. 16(5):276-284
  • White HD, White BA, Ghamande S, Arroliga AC. (2017). Combining Efforts for Positive Progress in the GME Match Process [Letter to the editor]. Annals of ATS, 14(8), 1357-1358 PMID: 28723255
  • Harrison L, White BA, Sanker R. (March 2017). Exposing Pre-Medical Students to the Full Continuum and Practice of a Physician for Informed Decisions: Innovative Partnerships Between an Undergraduate Program and Medical School. The Advisor. 9-13
  • Colbert CY, Graham L, West C, White BA, Arroliga AC, Myers JD, Ogden PE, Archer J, Mohammad TA, Clark J. (2015). Teaching metacognitive skills: Helping physician trainees in the quest to “know what they don’t know”. The American Journal of Medicine, (AAIM Perspectives). 128(3), 318-324 PMID: 25446293
  • White HD, White BA, Song J, Fader R, Quiroga P, Arroliga AC. (2013). Pleural Infections: A nine-year review of bacteriology, case characteristics, and mortality. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 345(5), 349-54 PMID: 23044652
  • White BA, Sadoski M, Thomas S, Shabahang M. (2012). Is the Evaluation of the Personal Statement a Reliable Component of the Surgery General Residency Application? Journal of Surgical Education, 69(3): 340-3 PMID: 22483135
  • Wehbe-Janek, H Colbert CY, Govednik-Horny C, White BA, Thomas S, Shabahang M. (2012). Residents’ Perspectives of the Value of Simulation Curriculum in a General Surgery Residency Program: A Multimethod Study of Stakeholder Feedback. SURGERY, 151(6), 815-821 PMID: 22652123
  • White HD, White BA, Boethel C, Arroliga AC. (2011). Pancoast’s Syndrome Secondary to Infectious Etiologies: A Not so Uncommon Occurrence. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 341(4), 333-6 PMID: 21030854

Peer Reviewed Posters and Presentations

  • White BA, White HD, Ghamande S. (2017) “Can we Standardize the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Selection Process?” Poster for the American Thoracic Society, Washington DC
  • Dickey D, White BA, Wakefield K. (2017) “Lessons in Developing an Online Humanities Capstone Course” Presentation for Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, Chicago, IL
  • Carter MH, White BA, Dewsnap M, Brown B, Watson, P. (2017) “StrengthsFinder for Communication, and Leadership in Medicine” Poster for Innovations in Medical Education 2017 Conference, USC, Los Angeles, CA
  • White BA, White, HD, Arroliga, AC. (2016) “Nightly ICU Rounds: Reducing Conflict by Increasing Communication and Education” Poster for 2016 ENRICH & Research Forum, Yale, New Haven, CT
  • Diaz LE, White BA, Sanker, R. (2016) “Exposing Pre-Medical Students to the Full Continuum and Practice of a Physician for Informed Decisions: Innovative Partnership Between an Undergraduate Program and Medical School” Poster for National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions’ National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
  • White BA, Diaz LE (2016) “Practical Leadership: A 10 Hour Mini Elective to Jump Start Physician Leadership Skills” Poster for the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, TAMU, Austin, TX
  • Diaz LE, White BA. (2016) “Transformative and Reflective Learning Through a 4th Year Elective: Self and Culture” Poster for the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, TAMU, Austin, TX
  • Pearson K, White BA, Zipperlen M. (2016) “Transformational Leadership: Faith and Classroom Instruction - Results” Poster for Scholars Day at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
  • White BA, Pearson K. (2016) “Transformational Leadership: Faith and Classroom Instruction” Presentation for Innovations Scholars and Research Conference, Belton, TX
  • Porterfield R, White BA, Winkler T, Zipperlen M, Hendrix R. (2015) “Value Added Appraisal: What is it and What are the Implications?” Presentation for The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Frisco, TX
  • White BA. (2015) “Conflict Management” Workshop for The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care 3rd Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
  • White BA, West C, Graham L. (2013) “Address Student Wellness through Mentor Training” Poster for the 39th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Antonio, TX
  • White BA, West C, Graham L. (2012) “Mentor Training as a Tool for Student Wellness” Poster for the Association of American Medical Colleges, San Francisco, CA
  • White BA, Shabahang M, Hannigan G, Sadoski M, Thomas S, Billingsley L, Scherer E, Sadowski B, Wiatrek R. (2011) “Personal Statements: Are they an objective way of reviewing residency applicants?” Presentation for the Careers in Medicine Professional Development Conference, Miami, FL

Recent Invited Presentations

  • White BA. (2018) “Diagnosing Conflict Management or Transformation”, Presented for UNTHSC’s Academic Fellowship Class, Fort Worth, TX
  • White BA. (2017) “Cultural Humility”, Presented for three Introduction to Psychology Courses at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
  • White BA. (2017) “The Road to Becoming a Physician” Recorded Lecture for the Fundamentals of Medicine Online Course at Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • White BA, White HD. (2017) “Discovering the Truth Behind Being a DO”, Recorded Lecture for the Fundamentals of Medicine Online Course at Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • Contributor. (2017) “Family and Medicine”, Recorded Lecture for the Fundamentals of Medicine Online Course at Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • White BA. (2015, 2016, 2017) “Components of a Residency Application” Presented for the Fundamentals of Medicine Course at Baylor University, Waco, TX (Presented twice)