Research, insight on drug abuse brings White back to Lake Region State College

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
From left, Ray Stein (retired accounting instructor), Corry Kenner (VP for Administrative Affairs), Irv Thompson (retired math/physics instructor), Frank White (former LRSC sociology and current UND sociology instructor) Dan Johnson (former full-time LRSC math,physics instructor and current registrar) and Doug Darling (LRSC President).

A former teacher at Lake Region State College returned last week for a special presentation on drugs and society.

Frank White is a former professor at Lake Region State College and he is currently teaching for University of North Dakota. He teaches Introduction to Sociology, Drugs and Society, and Sociology of Sport.

White’s research and sociological insights on current drug abuse have been highlighted with recent interviews by USA Today, CBS News, and the Minneapolis Star and Tribune. White continues to speak at various high schools, colleges and community organizations offering up-to-date prevention strategies and crucial analysis regarding the informational age and its effect on adolescent behavior and attitudes.

Originally from Walhalla, ND, White started his teaching career in 1982 at Lake Region State College and was hired by UND in 1988.

“Mr. White’s research and knowledge of these topics and his desire to help curb these societal problems, leads to the enthusiasm of his presentation. Frank is not just providing information but truly trying to make a difference in people’s life… his style of incorporating real life experiences and research-based facts adds meaning and validity to his content.” said Jeff Manley, Superintendent Cavalier Public School.