Renée White is dean of the Simmons College School of Arts and Sciences. A leading expert on issues of gender, race, and reproductive health, she is the author of Putting Risk in Perspective: Black Teenage Lives in the Era of AIDS and co-author of HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention. Prior to her appointment at Simmons, White was a professor of sociology and black studies at Fairfield University, where she was named the institution's first academic coordinator for diversity and global citizenship. She also taught at Central Connecticut State College and Purdue University. White has been a Wye faculty fellow at the Aspen Institute, and was selected as a delegate for Vision 2020, a national initiative dedicated to gender equity. A former editor of the Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, she now serves as advisor to the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Sciences.