Caramine White, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Language and Literature
Why I Teach at Regent
I love teaching at Regent because the wonderful students, faculty, and surroundings create an unparalleled atmosphere. Being able to pray with my students is one of the greatest blessings I have ever experienced in an academic environment. I have always taught in secular institutions and loved it, but teaching at Regent is like having my cake and not only being able to eat it, but to eat a double portion!
For almost twenty years, Dr. White has been teaching both American and British literature, as well as lower- and upper-level composition courses. After double majoring in Latin and Psychology at Duke University, she served as an operations officer in the United States Navy before returning to school to earn her MA in English at Old Dominion University. She was offered the Hayes-Taylor Fellowship at UNC-Greensboro, where she completed her PhD, focusing on contemporary British and American literature. In addition to teaching, Dr. White has also published extensively. In 2001, Syracuse University Press published Reading Roddy Doyle, an examination of the Irish Booker prize winner's first five novels. Rowman and Littlefield published Running Naked Through the Streets in 2008, which chronicles the year Dr. White spent as a Fulbright scholar teaching American literature at a university in the former-Communist country Slovakia. And in 2012, Glasnevin Press published Reading More of Roddy Doyle. In addition to the three books, Dr. White also publishes extensively in newspapers and magazines, both regional and international. Dr. White currently is an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church, where, she serves as a Eucharistic minister, lector, and on the Parish Council. She volunteers a great deal with Virginia Supportive Housing projects for the needy and homeless, and she is on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Opera. In her spare time, Dr. White is an avid long distance runner and has completed thirteen marathons, two half Iron Man races, and one full Iron Man. She has been married for almost seven years to bankruptcy lawyer Paul Campsen, a partner at Kaufman and Canoles law firm. She and Paul live with their beloved pound puppies, Phoebe and Chester, and their cat Naomi in the Ghent section of Norfolk. Dr. White is also an enthusiastic and committed animal advocate.