Frank White, MPHIL, MA
Frank is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University in 1969. Frank worked for Harvard University for 17 years, primarily in development communications, and now teaches at Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School, and in Boston University’s Metropolitan College. He also consults with nonprofits and behavioral health organizations on a wide range of communications issues.
He is the author or coauthor of 10 books on topics ranging from space exploration to climate change. His book, “The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution,” is now in its third edition, and is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration and development. A film called “Overview,” based largely on his work, has garnered more than 7.5 million plays on Vimeo. He is the co-founder of the Overview Institute, and founder of the “Academy in Space Initiative.”
Frank and his wife live outside Boston and are the proud parents of five children, including Red Mountain Sedona founder Josh White. Their greatest joy is spending time with their 10 grandchildren.