Bernadette White

Bernadette White

Global Studies, Department of Environmental Studies




  • PhD, Sociology, Syraucuse University- 2019
  • MA, Sociology, Syracuse University- 2010
  • MA, Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech- 2008
  • BS, Psychology, Texas A&M University- 2005


I completed my PhD in Sociology from Syracuse University in May 2019. My research focused on philanthropy and volunteerism in the Indian American community here in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to this work, I have spent time in India for language training and research projects. Fall 2019 will be my first time teaching at SJSU, but I have previously taught courses at Syracuse University, Ohlone College, and Empire State College, State University of New York. 
I have been living in the Bay Area since 2011 and call it home. In addition to teaching at SJSU, I also works full time at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley as a Corporate Philanthropy Officer. Let me know if you have any questions about a career in the non-profit sector!