John White Jr. - Faculty, Criminal Justice
My name is John W. White Jr. and I am a professor for Criminal Justice. I live in Nassau Bay, Texas with my wife and San Jacinto College student-son (and cat named Sammi Bearkat). I am retired from the Deer Park (Texas) Police Department with 21 years of service. I started my career in policing in the U.S. Army Reserves -Military Police Corps in 1986. I also attended junior college before getting my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Eventually I earned a Master's in Criminal Justice in 2002, while working at the Deer Park Police Department.
WHY ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH 1ST GEN:
I am the first person in my immediate family to attend college. This is why I am interested in the 1st Gen Mentoring program. Perhaps I can help a student with the feelings and issues related to this. Like so many of my students, I worked and juggled family, friends, and life trying to get through college. After getting my B.S. degree, my first job in my career field was with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). My dream job came when I got hired by the Deer Park Police Department in September of 1993.
I lived and worked in Deer Park after that for 21 years. My wife is a teacher for Clear Creek I.S.D. and my youngest son is also a student here at San Jac. He is almost finished and will transfer to U of H Clear Lake after this semester. My oldest son graduated from San Jacinto College in May of 2015 with a drafting degree, but he returned to San Jac. to work on his History degree. He and his wife are currently at U of H Clear Lake, working part time jobs and striving to be teachers!
I have a passion for learning and teaching, which seem to go hand-in-hand. This combined with my training and experience will hopefully benefit a “mentee,” and help them achieve their career goals. In my spare time I enjoy working out, hanging out with the family, relaxing at the beach, and usually attending Astros games/watching sports.