Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA

BA White
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Professions Education

Dr. White is an educator, career coach, and consultant. Acting as a learning mediator and coach, she teaches in the following content areas: conflict management, teams in medicine, leadership and educational administration, and health professions education.

Her formal education consists of a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology, a master of arts in industrial and organizational psychology, and a doctorate in educational leadership with a dissertation entitled “Conflict Management Education as a tool for Leadership Development in the Intensive Care Unit”.

She questions assumptions and conclusions, assisting individuals in deepening their knowledge and understanding, enabling skill development such as: critical thinking, life-long learning, and humility. Ultimately, her passion is to help others achieve their goals, which drives the majority of her work.  In that quest, she has led the development of curriculum for leadership, communication, and conflict management sessions. Additionally, she is an author for a textbook entitled Cultivating Leadership In Medicine, which was developed to help teach leadership in medicine as well as to help institutions create leadership programs. 

BA serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Health Professions Education program at the IHP. She also serves as an Adjunct for Texas A&M University, College of Medicine, Southern Methodist University, and The University of North Texas Health Science Center. In addition to her teaching roles, she keeps her foot in the clinical world working with Baylor Scott & White Health’s Department of Surgery on a Culture of Communication project for OR teams. 

Dr. White is active in her community, serving on the Board of Trustees for Salado Independent School District. And, she often says she is married to medicine, as her husband is the Medical Director of the Medical ICU in Temple, TX. They share two adorable kiddos and a sweet rescue dog, Sam.

Research Interests

Dr. White’s interest in research includes medical education, leadership, and career development. Additionally, she finds value in many projects so she often helps others achieve their research goals.


Quinn JF, White BA. Cultivating Leadership in Medicine Dubuque, IA. Kendall Hunt; 2019 

England JA, Howell M, White BA. (2020). Creating a Culture of Communication in Undergraduate     Medical Education. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. In press

White BA, White HD, Arroliga AC. (2019). Historical Trajectory and Implications of Duty-Hours in     Graduate Medical Education. Journal of Legal Medicine. 39(4):417-426

Sears D, White BA, Dewsnap M, Janek, H. (2019). Development and Implementation of a Women     Leadership in Medicine Program at a Multispecialty Health Care System. Baylor University     Medical Center Proceedings. 32(4):477-480 

White BA, Walker J, Arroliga AC. (2019). Avoiding Organizational Silence and Creating Team     Dialogue. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings

White BA, Bledsoe C, Hendricks R, Arroliga AC. (2019). A Leadership Education Framework     Addressing Relationship Management, Burnout, and Team Trust. Baylor University Medical     Center Proceedings. 32(2): 298-300

Colbert CY, Graham L, West C, White BA, Arroliga AC, Myers JD, Ogden PE, Archer J, Mohammad  TA, Clark J. (2015). Teaching metacognitive skills: Helping physician trainees in the quest to “know what they don’t know”. The American Journal of Medicine, (AAIM Perspectives). 128(3): 318-324 PMID: 25446293


Nes EK, White BA, Wieters S, Little DC. (2020) “Raising the Bar: Strengthening Medical Student Performance through Effective Communication” Abstract for Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

White BA, Jones K, Hairrell A, Dickey D. (2019) “Self-Directed and Life-Long Learning: How Do You “Check The Box”? Roundtable Discussion at The Generalist in Medical Education Conference, Pheonix, AZ 

Patel C, White HD, White BA, Ghamande S, Hayek A, Shakespeare A, Arroliga A. (2019) “Validation of the EAST-IST Within Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship Programs” Electronic Poster ATS International Conference, Dallas, TX  

Esplin BS, Dickey D, Wakefield K, White BA. (2018) “Thinking Globally & Teaching Locally: Logistical and Pedagogical Creativity in Medical Curricula” Descriptive Presentation for The Generalist in Medical Education Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. 

White BA, Bledsoe C, Hendricks R, Arroliga, AC. (2018) “Conflict Management Education in the ICU” Poster presentation for CHEST Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. 

Curriculum Vitae