Harold M. (Hal) White, Jr. is Senior Administrative Fellow and University Professor of Ethics, Law & Policy. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UWF from 2002 to 2010.
White began his academic career as Professor of Law at Western State University College of Law in Los Angeles, where he pioneered courses in Space Law and was a member of an advisory committee to California Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on science and technology policy.
He has since advised numerous aerospace trade and professional associations, served as co-chair of the National Coordinating Committee for Space, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and also of the Academic Advisory Committee of the National Flight Academy.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Business Enterprises, Inc., which oversees the business enterprises and auxiliary services of the University of West Florida.
White received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and went on to earn his doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Miami. He holds a certificate in Higher Education Administration from Harvard University and a diploma from the U.S. Army Institute of Administration. He was South Pacific Forum Fellow in International Trade Law; he holds certificates in Earth Jurisprudence from Schumacher College, where he was Visiting Fellow in Earth Jurisprudence, in Aerospace Education from Orange Coast College, and in International Law, Global Governance, and the Earth Charter Principles, from the United Nations University for Peace.
He also served as Special Deputy Attorney General of North Carolina, acting as general counsel to the Director of the State Bureau of Investigation; he later served as general counsel and special assistant to the Chancellor for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he won four teaching awards. He also was legal counsel for “Aquarius 2000,” the National Undersea Research Laboratory, a pioneering habitat administered by UNCW for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
He also was honored with a special appointment as Chief of International Law for the new country and former U.S. Trust Territory of the Federated States of Micronesia, where he served as Acting Attorney General and culminated his service as a Delegate to the United Nations.
White received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and went on to earn his doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Miami.
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Keywords: Space Law, Florida IHMC, National Flight Academy, UWF Business Enterprises, international trade law, earth jurisprudence, aerospace education, international law and Micronesia