Jerry M. Lewis
Kent State University professor emeritus of sociology
Jerry M. Lewis is a professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State University. Serving as a faculty marshal in 1970, he witnessed the 1970 events first hand. He has devoted his time to researching, memorializing and lecturing since the events took place. Lewis co-authored an analysis of the May 4 shootings with Thomas R. Hensley, a professor emeritus of political science. Lewis was one of the four co-authors of the application to add the May 4 site to the National Register of Historic Places, which was approved in February 2010.