Clinton (Skip) White

Professor and Associate Chair of MIS

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 208 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6902


Research Interests:



  • D.B.A., Accounting & MIS, Indiana University
  • M.B.A., Finance & Economics, University of Louisville, KY
  • B.A., History & Government, Western Kentucky University


  • The Guide & Workbook for Understanding XBRL (4th edition),, 2010
  • The Accountant’s Guide to XBRL (4th edition),, 2009
  • “Assurance on XBRL Instance Documents: A Theoretical Framework of Assertions-A Discussion and Extension,” International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (Spring 2010).
  • “Jims Sporting Goods: The Move to XBRL Reporting,” Issues in Accounting Education (October, 2010)
  • "Introducing XBRL Instance Documents and Their Validation," The AIS Educators Conference (June 2010)
  • “Introducing XBRL Using An Instance Document Shell,” The AIS Educator Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2007).
  • Clinton E. White, Jr. "Introducing XBRL Using an Instance Document Shell," AIS Educator's Conference - IMA Best Paper Award, Estes Park, CO, June 2006
  • Clinton E. White, Jr. The Accountant's Guide to XBRL (May 2006)
  • Geerts, Guido and Clinton E. White, Jr. " A Case Study on XML Technologies, E-Business Processes, and Accounting Information Systems," The Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 2, Fall 2004
  • Clinton E. White, Jr. "Discussion of CAWS Model for XML based Accounting Systems," International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Fall 2004
  • Geerts, Guido, Robert Paretta and Clinton E. White, Jr. "An Introduction to Web Services," The CPA Journal, Vol. LXXIV, No. 8, August 2004

Awards & Honors

  • The American Accounting Association XBRL Teaching Workshop (Newark, DE 2006, Chicago 2007, Los Angeles 2008, New York 2009, San Francisco 2010)
  • Introductory and Advanced XBRL Workshops (Regional Meetings of The American Accounting Association 2005 to 2010)
  • Outstanding Educator Award (Strategic & Emerging Technologies, American Accounting Association, August 2009).
  • AIS Educators Best Paper Award (AIS Educators’ Conference, June 2008)
  • Institute of Management Accountants Best Paper Award (AIS Educator's Conference, June 2006)
  • XBRL Academic Competition 2001-2002 - Grand prize winner (with Guido Geerts, Luke Brown, and Jeremy Liebman)
  • American Accounting Association Outstanding Service Award (1998)
  • American Accounting Association Webmaster (1995 - 1998)


  • XML technologies
  • The Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
  • Current issues in MIS
  • IT auditing
  • Accounting information systems
  • The application of IT to solve business problems

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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