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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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