Jerell Blakeley

Jerell Blakeley

  • Part-Time Lecturer, Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
Janice H. Levin Building, 94 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8054

Ed.M., Rutgers University

B.A., Howard University

A graduate of Trenton Central High School and the Princeton University Preparatory Program, Jerell Blakeley attended Howard University, where he earned a degree in History with minors in Political Science and Sociology.

Presently, Jerell is an Associate Director of Government Relations for the New Jersey Education Association, serves as a Lecturer at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and is a Trenton City Councilman-at-Large. He is an alumnus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick's Graduate School of Education, where he earned an Ed.M. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education as an Eagleton-Martin Fellow and his permanent K-12 Teacher of Social Studies certification from the Graduate School's Center for Effective School Practices. A 2016 Fellow of the New Leaders Council-NJ, Councilman Blakeley is a member of the Howard University Alumni Association, the NAACP, the Young Elected Official Network, serves as the Labor chairman of the NJ chapter of the Democratic Municipal Officials organization, and is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Presently, Jerell is pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Formerly an active member of the NJEA and the United Steelworkers unions, Jerell is a member of the NJ United Staff Association and the American Association of University Professors. Honored by the Trenton branches of the NAACP and Zeta Phi Beta for his public and community service, Jerell was named by Black Enterprise as a Modern Man 100 and has been identified by the Insider NJ publication as a rising young leader in New Jersey state politics. Jerell serves on the Mercer County Board of Social Services and formerly served on the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board.