Jerry, probably best known at Tech for playing football, is Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor at Brooklyn College CUNY. A public scholar and activist, after serving in the U.S. Army (1963-1966), he received his BA at Indiana University (1967) and a PhD in Sociology at New York University (1973). Jerry continues to research, lecture, write about, and photograph urban life and culture globally. His books include: Race and Ethnicity in New York City (2005) and Ethnic Landscapes in an Urban World (2006), edited with Ray Hutchison; Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class (2012); Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn, written with Judith N. DeSena (2016); Diversity in Local Contexts, edited with Zdenek Uhurek (2017); and, with Judith N. DeSena, edited Gentrification around the World, Volumes 1 and 2 (2020). A frequent reviewer for many publishers, he co-edits the journal Urbanities and is on the Honorary Editorial Board of Visual Studies. He is active and holds office in many American, European, and international social science associations: H-NET Humanities on Line, International Urban Symposium—IUS, International Visual Sociology Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He made sure his Wikipedia page includes Brooklyn Technical High Schools as Tech and Tech football coaches Adam Cirillo and John Jackson were crucial for his being able to make even modest achievements after a rather difficult childhood.