Jerry Cuper is a professor and advisor in the Engineering Technology Dept. at Lawrence Tech. Since 1978, he has taught and advised students in the evening programs while working in industry. Jerry joined the department full time in 2006.
His varied industrial experience lends itself to advising and mentoring Engineering Technology students. Cuper worked for over 30 years at Ford Motor Co. in engineering design, engineering management, product planning, testing and development. Prior to Ford, he worked in design shops and completed an apprenticeship program. He has designed special machines, transfer line mechanisms, gages and checking fixtures used in automotive production.
Cuper’s passion, enthusiasm, and personalized attention help students to learn and meet their goals. He is always willing and available to assist in meeting the student needs.
He holds degrees in Master of Business, Bachelor of Science, and in Technology. He obtained these degrees in the evening while working full time. He understands the effort and perseverance required for students to complete their degrees.
Cuper is involved in many activities outside of LTU, including homeowner's association, church, and volunteer services.
Jerry is a sport car enthusiast and has owned or leased 22 Mustangs since 1965, including a supercharged Cobra. He is currently driving a 2015 triple yellow Mustang GT Fastback.