Jerry Schadís several parallel careers have encompassed interests ranging from astronomy and teaching to photography and writing. He teaches astronomy and physical science at
College, and currently chairs the Physical Sciences Department there.
Schad has run or hiked many thousands of miles of distinct trails throughout
California, in the Southwest, and in
Mexico. He is a sub-24-hour finisher of Northern Californiaís 100-mile Western States Endurance Run, and has served in a leadership capacity for outdoor excursions as close as San Diego County and as far away as Madagascar.