Juan M. Ponce, M.P.P.A.
Adjunct Professor-School of Management
Juan Ponce, M.P.P.A., is a native of Ventura County who is concurrently working as a Patrol Supervisor for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. He has over 27 years of experience as a Peace Officer and has worked a variety of assignments including School Resource Officer, Undercover Narcotics, Felony Crimes Detective, Classification Unit Supervisor, Jail Watch Commander, Tactical Response Team Leader, and Gang Unit Officer. He has taught Cultural Diversity at the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center to new police recruits and Veteran Officers alike.
Masters in Public Policy and Administration-California Lutheran University
Professor Ponce has 7 years of teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor for Union Institute and University where he taught a variety of classes for the Criminal Justice Bachelor's Program. As a former Alum, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice '94 and his Master's Degree in Public Administration '99 from California Lutheran University. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and a lifetime member of the California Narcotic Officer's Association.