Jerry Lieberman

Jerry is Cofounder and Secretary/Treasurer of the Evolution Institute. ┬áPrior to the establishment of EI as a nonprofit in 2010, he served as President of the Humanists of Florida Association, which is affiliated with the American Humanist Association and was EIÔÇÖs initial umbrella organization. ┬áJerry received┬áhis PhD from New York University. ┬áBefore moving to Florida, he was a professor of Political Science for 25 years at Essex County College and at William Paterson University, both┬áin New Jersey. ┬áHe also founded the Urban Institute and served on several boards that impacted NJ higher education, as well as its electoral process.

Jerry presently serves on the boards of the Secular Student Alliance, the Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN), and Project Now Intergenerational Outreach, in addition to his work with SPI.  He has had extensive experience with political campaigning in the Democratic Party and with professional consulting (including for the Meadowland Chamber of Commerce).  Jerry is passionate about teaching, research, and deep community engagement, and he has long been active in fundraising for political candidates and organizations that share his progressive values.