Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Program
Office: PC 1205
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Professional Experience
- Professional Societies
My name is Jerry Clark .I hold a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Forensic Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Criminology. My background includes 27 years of experience in local and federal law enforcement, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). I have extensive experience in public-safety leadership, complex investigations, special weapons and tactics, travel and executive security, threat and risk evaluation, law enforcement intelligenceand interviewing techniques. Prior to my retirement from the FBI in June 2011, I was the senior investigator on major crimes for the FBI’s Erie Resident Agency, part of the Bureau’s Pittsburgh Division. In that capacity, I was the lead investigator on “Collar Bomb,” FBI Major Case #203, also known as the “Pizza Bomber” case – one of only a select number of Major Cases in the FBI’s history. I am the co-author, with Erie Times-News investigative reporter Ed Palattella, of “Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery,” which was published by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin USA, on Nov. 6, 2012. I have optioned the story for a movie based on the case investigation and am currently consulting with producers on the project.
On the personal side, I am a married father of two children and reside in Erie. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy running, biking, and golfing. I love to read, specifically about psychology and criminal behavior and have with my co author begun writing our second book. I really enjoy teaching and attempt to incorporate academics with the "real life" practical knowledge and experience I have gained in my law enforcement career and provide that unique combination to students in the classroom setting.