Christine White is a faculty member in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. White earned her bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and her juris doctor from American University Washington College of Law.
After graduating from law school, White moved to Prince George’s County and began practicing law. She began her college teaching career at Bowie State University in 2002 and ultimately began teaching at College Park in 2003. Among the traditional criminal law courses, in 2011 Christine proposed and began teaching the first class at the University of Maryland completely devoted to the topic of human trafficking. In addition to raising awareness of this global crime with her college students, White joined the Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force in 2013 and is currently chair of the Research Committee.
White serves on the board of Restoration Project International, a nonprofit organization charged with the goal of providing education and economic independence to survivors of sex trafficking. Because of her commitment to encourage students to strive for excellence, White has worked with the Howard University Bar Project to mentor law school graduates preparing for the Maryland Bar. She is currently the faculty advisor for three student groups on campus. While not practicing law these days, White has found that educating others on the varied aspects of the law is fulfilling her original goal of serving the public.