Stephen White (1983-2021)

Professor White’s death was owed to complications from heart surgery.
The Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University has created a memorial fund to support a scholarship or prize in Professor White’s name (the specifics of which will be determined by his family). You can donate to the fund here. The department writes:
Professionally, Stephen was a brilliant young ethicist.. Stephen’s tragically short career was rich with accomplishments and honors. As a graduate student, he was awarded the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe fellowship for his dissertation, “Friendship, Beneficence, and the Self.” At Northwestern, his teaching was recognized by the Associated Student Government of Northwestern in their honor roll for 2018–2019. One of his articles, “On the Moral Objection to Coercion,” was selected by the Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best philosophy papers of 2017, and in 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowship, for a one-year sabbatical at Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. Most fundamentally, he was a penetrating and generous philosopher who wanted to devote all of his skill and effort to important, and yet very specific questions about how best to live one’s life. 
Stephen was a talented philosopher, a beloved teacher and mentor, and a valued colleague. He was also a devoted husband to his wife, Jessica, and a loving father to their two-year old daughter, Lucy… 
Professor White worked on topics in moral philosophy and practical reasoning, with an emphasis on questions related to responsibility. You can learn more about his writings here and here.
Stephen White, associate professor of philosophy at Northwestern University, died yesterday.
(via Jennifer Lackey)
Professor White took up a position at Northwestern in 2012, the year he earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His undergraduate degree is from Pomona College.