Dr. Deborah White, Sociology, was featured in the “Ask a Researcher” column of the October 2014 North Dakota Compass. Her article entitled “Women’s Representation in Elected Office” explores women’s status in elected office in our region and across the United States, and posits reasons for women’s persistent underrepresentation.

The North Dakota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in North Dakota, its eight regions, 53 counties, four Native American reservations, and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as children and youth, economy, health, housing, and workforce.