About Dr. Jan
Jan Vinita White, PhD, is the only credentialed aging expert in North Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, providing a broad range of consulting services related to aging.
Dr. White earned her doctoral degree in Human Services/Gerontology and Life Sciences. To supplement her knowledge, Dr. White has attended workshops and courses at the Harvard School of Aging Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To meet the needs of geographically distanced families, Dr. White earned a Certificate of Completion from ReadyMinds at Emory University in Distance Counseling. Dr. White earned an accredited certification as a Certified Senior Adviser. She also earned an Intergenerational Certification from the University of Pittsburgh. In May 2017, Dr. White added to her professional "toolbox" by earning a certificate in Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Teaching and mentoring are Dr. White's passions. Committed to furthering careers in the helping professions, she is a professor, dissertation adviser, researcher, subject matter expert, journal reviewer, and curriculum specialist. Dr. White is employed at Walden University as a doctoral professor and dissertation chair and at the University UK, as an Honorary Recognized Instructor in the Department of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. White has over 30 years of corporate experience with the last 14 in private practice and teaching. Her professional affiliations include the National Organization of Human Services, American Society on Aging, and Phi Kappa Phi. White is a federally-enrolled Shawnee Native American and a descendant of tribal chief Bluejacket.
Dr. White has been presenting aging topics on LIVE television for 15 years. Her segment each Tuesday on local television has grown in popularity and has informed a rural and suburban audience on how to age successfully.
Aging Consultations by Referral:
- Retirement and Relocation Problem-Solving
- Comprehensive Gero-Assessment
- Memory Screenings
- Toxic Ager Issues
- Conflict Resolution
- Caregiver and Respite Care Resolution
- Individual and Family Consultations
- Educational Seminars and Workshops
- Corporate Seminars, Lunch & Learns, and Guest Speaking
- Corporate and Academic Editing, Revising, and Proofreading