Ph.D., retired Special Agent with the FBI
Jerry Clark retired as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2011, after the conclusion of the Pizza Bomber case and after 27 years in law enforcement, including careers as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; the City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he received a master’s degree in forensic psychology; and Capella University, from which he received a doctorate in criminology and public service leadership.
His doctoral dissertation, “Competence to Stand Trial: An Analysis of Intellectual Functioning and Psychiatric Diagnosis,” grew out of his interactions with one of the defendants convicted in the Pizza Bomber case, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, who has history of mental illness. Clark is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he is also director of risk analysis and mitigation at McManis & Monsalve Associates. He lives with his wife and two children in Erie.
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Investigative Reporter at the Erie Times News
Ed Palattella joined the Erie Times-News in 1990. He has won a number of awards, including for his investigative work and coverage of the Pizza Bomber case. He arrived in Erie, Pennsylvania, after reporting for the Point Reyes Light, in Marin County, Calif.
He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford University, where he received a master’s degree in journalism. He lives with his wife and two children in Erie.
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