My name is Jason X. Ventura and I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I attended Santa Teresa High School (where many of my family members also attended the same school) and continued my education at West Valley Community College, where I finished my degree in Liberal Arts and transferred to San Jose State University (go Spartans). I majored in Sociology (concentration in Criminology), with a minor in Psychology, and completed my Master’s in Sociology, at San Jose State. While attending San Jose State University, I served as a “”fill-in”” instructor for Dr. Tootell (Social Theory and Statistics), and teacher’s aide for Dr. Hebert.
At John F. Kennedy University, I teach Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and theories of Personality (on site and online). In addition, I am also a lecturer at San Jose State University where I teach Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Prejudice, and Psychology 100W (APA writing course).
My previous employment includes working as a counselor for a boys group home, anger management facilitator at Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall and a substitute teacher for the Oak Grove school district. I volunteer my time as a teacher for St Julie’s bible study program and Life Moves homeless shelter. I love to teach, believe knowledge is power, and firmly believe in our duty to assist others who are less fortunate. Altogether, I have been teaching for almost twenty years and I have been with JFKU for four.
– Jason X. Ventura
- Theories of Personality
- Social Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
Credentials & Accolades
Masters in Sociology (emphasis in Criminology and minor in Psychology), San Jose State University.