Dr. Nancy White

Nancy WhiteNancy White, MLA, PhD
Director, UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Room No. 340
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981

Phone: 252-475-5408
Fax: 252-475-3545
Email: nmwhite@csi.northcarolina.edu

Nancy White began as director of the Coastal Studies Institute in July of 2003. Prior to this, she served as Director of Research, Extension and Sponsored Programs and Research Associate Professor at North Carolina State University ‘s College of Design , where she published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers. She lectures on designing for water quality nationally and internationally.

Nancy serves on a wide array of committees, boards and review panels, including the DENR Division of Land Quality’s Technical Advisory Committee, WRRI Technical Advisory Committee, APNEP Advisory Board-Co Chair, Marine Sciences Advisory Council, the Kitty Hawk Town Planning Board, The Outer Banks Hotline Board of Directors.

Ph.D. in Forestry/Water Resources, 1996 North Carolina State University M.L.A. in Landscape Architecture/Multidisciplinary Studies, 1991 North Carolina State University A.B. in Political Science/Fine Arts, 1975 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Watershed Hydrology/Planning, Land Use, Water Quality, Landscape Ecology, Bacterial fate and transport, Coastal Sustainability, Hydrologic Restoration, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis
Nancy was raised in Virginia Beach, Va and loves the water but prefers others to bring her the fish! She enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, cylcing, running with her dog and swimming.
Co-Principal Investigator – Monitoring, assessment and prioritization of ocean outfalls in Dare County. Collaborative project between UNC CSI, UNC CH, NCSU, and Moffitt and Nichol Engineering. May 2006 to April 2012. Funded by the NC Legislature through NC DENR, $553,439.

Principal Investigator – Monitoring and TMDL modeling techniques to assess bacterial loading in estuarine environments and to improve shellfish management programs, 2001-2008. Phase 1 Funded by USDA-CSREES Integrated Water Quality Research and Education Program, $306,000, Phase 2, $550,000.

White NM and DE Line D.E. 2010. Watershed monitoring and TMDL modeling to assess bacterial loading in estuarine environments to improve management, Selected to be published in the Proceedings of the TCS22 Annual Conference

Patchanee, Prapas, Bayleyegn Molla Zewde, Nancy White, Daniel E Line, Wondwossen Gebreyes. 2010. Tracking Salmonella contamination in various watersheds with phenotypic and genotypic diversity. To be published in Food borne Pathogens and Disease, MS # FPD-2010-05728.~1

Line D.E, NM White, W.W. Kirby Smith and JD Potts. 2008. Fecal coliform export from four coastal North Carolina areas. JAWRA, 44 (3): 606-617..

Line, D.E. and N.M. White. 2006. Effects of Development on Runoff and Pollutant Export. /Water Environment Research/ 79(2):185-190.

Kirby-Smith William and NM White. 2005. Bacterial Contamination Associated with Estuarine Shoreline Development. Journal of Applied Microbiology. JAM-2005-0127.R1

Berke, Philip R., Joe McDonald, Nancy M. White, Dan Line, Michael Holmes, Kat Oury, Rhonda Ryznar. 2003.

“Greening Development to Protect Watersheds: Is New Urbanism the Answer?” Journal of American Planning Association, V69, #4, pps 397-413.

Line, D. E., NM White, DL Osmond, Gregory Jennings and Carolyn Mojonnier. 2002. Pollutant Export from Various Land Uses in the Upper Neuse River Basin, Water Environment Research, V74, #1.

White, Nancy. 2002. Protecting estuarine water quality through design. Pub #: UNC–SG–01-13

Hunt, William F. and Nancy White. 2001. Designing rain gardens (bio-retention areas). Series Title: Urban waterways; AG (Series); 588-3.

Cherry, Diane; Leon Danielson, Steve Smutko, Tom Vukina, and Nancy White. 1998. Framework and methodologies for estimating the benefits from erosion and sedimentation pollution control. Report to NC Sedimentation and Pollution Control Commission. June, 1998.