Rebecca White

Rebecca J. White is the James W. Walter Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Florida Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa. She received an MBA and PhD from Virginia Tech University and a BS from Concord University. Dr. White is the founder of several programs and companies, including the Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute at Northern Kentucky University, the Women's Entrepreneurship Institute with the New York Times, RiskAware, LLC and adEsse, LLC. Dr. White was a 2006 Athena® Award finalist, 2005 Freedoms Foundation Leavey Award recipient and 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. Under Dr. White's leadership, the NKU program was named one of the top twenty-five in the country by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, one of the Top fifty MBA programs by Women 3.0, and won awards for excellence and innovation from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and AACSB.