College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Clarissa West-White

Bethune Cookman University
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Dr. Clarissa West-White is a Reference Librarian/Instructor at Bethune Cookman University where she began as an Assistant Professor of English. She holds degrees in Creative Writing, Curriculum & Instruction and Information. She’s a recent alumni of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Robert Frederick Smith Internship and Fellowship, Key West Literary Seminar, Digital POWRR Institute, OER for HBCU Academic Librarians Summit, and NISO Plus.  She’s married to Dr. Headley White and they have two sons, Henson and Houston. 

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