As an accomplished social scientist and practitioner, currently working in the field, I find that I truely enjoy working with students as they embark on their academic journey. Though I have only been teaching at Kennebec Valley Community College since January 2017, it was not too long ago that I was working on my Associates Degree, inspired to continue my journey, by those who imparted their knowledge and experience to me. The following are some quotes/maxims I enjoy and what they mean to me:

"Drink deep, or taste not" - Alexander Pope
Personal meaning: Embrace and master your studies

You are judged on your writing more than anything else. - Professor Jack Six, UMA
Personal meaning: Writing is the most important way to communicate.

Teacing the process will lead to the discovery of the philosophy. - B.F. Skinner, Harvard University
Personal meaning: the scientific/research methods will reveal life's truths.

About 65% of statistics are made up on the spot, including this one! - Todd Snider
Personal meaning: Do your own research and think for yourself.





  • Organizational and Leader Behavior
    • Most leadership studies research focuses on follower behavior; I feel there is a lack of research on leader behavior and more research is needed on this subject.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • I really enjoy studying behavior theory and how it applies to every day life and work. I particularly enjoy Watson, Skinner, Mace, Fisher, Daniels, and Luthans.
  • Grant writing
    • Being awarded a grant is almost as satisfying as being awarded a college degree!


White, J. (2018). Leader behavior theory. Manuscript in preparation.

White, J. (2017). Northern New England-Practice Transformation Network Information Technology Grant. Augusta, ME: Maine Behavioral Health Organization.

White, J. (2016, May 17). HIN-SIM Behavioral Health Initiative Monthly Meeting. Webinar hosted by HealthInfoNet, 125 Presumpscot Street, Portland, ME.

White, J. (2016, November 21). Behavioral health homes. Lecture at Cross Building, Augusta, ME.

White, J. (2014). Journal of a 2nd lieutenant in Iraq with the 133rd battalion. Solon, ME: Polar Bear and Company.

White, J. (2013). Submission response to “Value Based Purchasing RFI”. Augusta, ME: Maine   Behavioral Health Organization.

White, J., & Richardson, M. (2015). Coordinated parenting and substance abuse treatment services RFP. Augusta, ME: Maine Behavioral Health Organization.

White, J., & Cobb, C. (2014). HealthInfoNet’s state innovation model RFP: Behavioral health HIT reimbursement application. Augusta, ME: Maine Behavioral Health Organization.


My kids and I enjoying the last day of hunting season (so sad; no deer this year).

  • I live on the coast of Maine with my wife and three beach bum children
  • Most of my time is spent reading and writing and sharing what I have learned
  • I also enjoy watching my kids play sports and watching them participate in competitions


I have found that I truly enjoy teaching; conveying what I have learned in education and practice. My specific philosophy of education is: all students are entitled to excellent instruction from a subject matter expert; instruction should lead students to develop a foundation of knowledge and wisdom that will enable them to function competitively in today’s fast paced society. I view my role as facilitator and collaborator. Research shows that individuals who arrive at correct conclusions, believing they did so on their own, maximize their learning experiences. Thought provoking questions and presentation of ideas are the vehicle to facilitate learning.