While attending the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, as a doctoral student in Public Administration Jerry’s doctoral and dissertation chairman Dr. John Gerletti recommended that if Jerry ever wanted to teach college after the Air Force he should teach part time wherever he was stationed. Jerry followed that advice and did so. Jerry taught part time in various criminal justice classes at the University of Maryland School of Criminology and University Extension both on campus and off campus from 1974 through 1977. He then taught management classes in Korea with the University of Maryland and University of Southern California Systems Management program from 1977 through 1979. Upon return to Riverside CA he taught management classes from 1979 through 1981 with Chapman College, Cal State San Bernardino, USC, and Cal Poly Pomona.
Upon Air Force retirement in 1981 Jerry became a full-time lecturer in the College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona. In 1983 he became a tenure-track professor at Cal Poly Pomona, tenured professor in 1987. He taught at Cal Poly Pomona until 2008, retiring as Emeritus Professor. There he taught graduate and undergraduate classes in organizational behavior, business strategy, and international business. Jerry also taught classes in issues management, organizational development and business research methods. He was assigned duties as Chair of the university-wide Economic and Community Development Task Force. After Cal Poly, he completed a three-year training program in photography, earning a certificate from the Tri Community Photography Center, Covina, CA.
In 1981 Rogers founded Global Risk Assessments, Inc., a Riverside,CA -based international political risk/business intelligence consulting and publishing firm. There he edited and published five stand-alone books in the subject: Global Risk Assessments: Issues, Concepts and Applications. These books were used as corporate handbooks and university textbooks in graduate classes worldwide.