Associate Professor Nadia White joined the faculty in 2006 after a career in newspaper journalism that included work throughout the West and in Washington, D.C.
She specializes in environmental and public affairs journalism, and teaches courses in global current events and reporting on sports and public affairs. She also serves as faculty adviser to the Montana Kaimin, UM’s student newspaper.
Nadia graduated from Bates College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a concentration in Asian literature. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Before coming to UM, Nadia reported for Maine’s Lewiston Sun, Minnesota’s Stillwater Gazette and the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. She was a reporter and editor at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming and in the paper’s Washington, D.C., bureau.
Nadia has received several awards for her reporting and writing, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award of Excellence for work on brucellosis in central Asia; the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Best Columnist of the Year Award; and several Associated Press Public Service awards.
She received a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado in 2004-05 and a World Affairs Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
She is working on a book on outdoor adventure writing. In the summer of 2012, she traveled alone by sea kayak from Port Townsend, Wash., to Juneau, Alaska. She wrote about her journey for High Country News.