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Instructor in Industrial Technology


  • M.S., University of Missouri at Rolla (Engineering Management)
  • B.S., Arkansas State University (Engineering-Mechanical)

Teaching Specialties

  • Statistics
  • Quality Assurance methods
  • Modeling and optimization

Research Interests

  • Design of Experiments
  • Simulation
  • Applications of Taguchi quality improvement concepts


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Arkansas Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Licensed public water system operator, Arkansas Department of Health


White has been an instructor in Industrial Technology for 14 years. He has taught a graduate level course in Statistics for the Masters in Engineering Management Program in the college of engineering. He was a member of the engineering advisory committee for three years. He is a senior engineer for Jonesboro City Water & Light with 16 years in electrical substations and generation. He was a senior engineer for McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), St. Louis with 6 years in combat aircraft armament system design and classified research and development.

Rick White

Contact Information

P: 870-219-5214
F: 870-972-3885


Building: Agriculture
Room: 332C