James (Jay) White earned a doctorate in Canadian History from McMaster University in 1994. For the past ten years (2003-2013) he has taught Canadian Military History in the Officer Professional Military Education Programme for the Canadian Armed Forces. Before that, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at five universities in the United States and Canada.
Jay is also a contract researcher for public and private clients, including Canada Post Corporation, Parks Canada, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Public Archives of Nova Scotia. He has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Acadiensis and the Northern Mariner, as well as contributing to essay collections on labour and social history in Atlantic Canada.
- White, James. (1989). “Pulling Teeth: Striking for the Check-Off in the Halifax Shipyards, 1944".” Acadiensis: Vol. 19, No. 1, 115-141.
- White, James. (1991). “Halifax, Nova Scotia in World War II: An Allied Staging Area.” In Stadte im Zweiten Weltkrieg: Ein Internationaler Vergleich, Marlene P. Hiller, Eberhard Jackel, and Jurgen Rohwer (eds.), pp. 168-183. Essen: Klartext Verlag.
- White, James. (1992). “The Homes Front: The Accommodation Crisis in Halifax, 1941-1951.” Urban History Review: Vol. 20, No. 3, 117-127.
- White, Jay. (2003). “'A Vista of Infinite Development': Surveying Nova Scotia's Early Tourism Industry.” Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society: Vol. 6, 144-169.