Dr. Shauntae has a passion for women and is known for her engaging workshops in which she challenges audiences to apply learned knowledge to their everyday lives.
During her early years, she observed the power of the spoken word to make or break relationships. Because of the impact of that awareness, she majored in journalism at Howard University, where she earned a B.A. She went on to earn a M.A. degree in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Shauntae is currently a professor in Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University where she also serves as coordinator of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program. She has written several academic articles and book chapters and is the author of The First Lady: African American Pastors’ Wives in Their Own Words and the co-editor of Representations of Black Womanhood on Television: Being Mara Brock Akil.
Shauntae is married to her longtime college friend, the Rev. Dr. Harry L. White, Jr., who pastors Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. They have two daughters.