Criminal Justice Faculty

Derrick Jones

Assistant Professor

B.A., Tiffin University
M.A., University of the Rockies
Ph.D., Walden University

Dr. Jones came to Harford Community College in the fall 2018 semester from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL where he was an assistant professor in charge of the Criminal Justice Technology Program. Dr. Jones is a former certified police officer with the Anne Arundel County Police Department, and a school resource officer with the Baltimore City School Police Department with approximately two decades' worth of law enforcement experience.

Dr. Jones began his teaching career in 2014 at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center where he taught a variety of criminal justice and homeland security courses. Dr. Jones teaches in an adjunct capacity as an associate professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as serving on doctoral candidate students' dissertation committees as a content expert in criminal justice.

Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree with a concentration in Justice Administration from Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH, his Master of Arts degree in Psychology with specialization in Criminology and Justice Studies from University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, CO, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Criminal Justice from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Jones' dissertation "The Policing Strategy of Racial Profiling and Its Impact on African Americans" is published on ProQuest. Dr. Jones' research interest includes: police and minority relations, cultural competence in policing, recidivism rates of minority offenders, and police training and recruitment.

Phone: 443-412-2315