E. Frances White (born 1949) is a historian, author and academic.
She is currently the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs at New York University. Prior to that post, she was the Dean of New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study (1998–2005). She holds a B.A. from Wheaton College (1971), an M.A. in African History from Boston University (1973), as well as a Ph.D from Boston University (1978).
She is also the author of Sierra Leone's Settler Women Traders, Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Dark Continent of Our Bodies.