Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin

Senior Presidential Fellow of New York University

United States of America

Jerry Hultin strives to promote the innovative use of technology for a better world, and especially the improvement of cities and enhancement of education for young people. Currently, he serves as a Senior Presidential Fellow at New York University, the largest private university in the United States with portal campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. In this role, Jerry helps design NYU’s programs for innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth, in NYC and globally.  Jerry mentors students, research scientists and engineers, corporate executives, and government officials, and speaks and advises on innovation in Europe, the Middle East, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea.

From 2005 to 2013 Jerry was the president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, which he led through substantial growth, including: a 60% increase in enrollment, its merger with NYU, a rise in graduate engineering program rankings, an expansion of graduate online education, award-winning K-12 STEM programs, and an increased presence in China, India, and the Middle East.  NYU-Poly’s new business incubators were recently ranked top-20 world-wide and have raised over $50 million of venture capital and generated over $250 million in economic activity.

During U.S. president William Clinton’s administration, Jerry served as Under Secretary of the Navy. He helped manage the Navy’s $100+ billion budget and led its “revolution in business affairs,” helping design and procure the Navy Marine Corps Corporate Intranet, which improved IT performance and reduced costs by 33%, saving $1 billion annually. 

Prior to that, Jerry worked for 25 years practicing law, managing small businesses, and consulting in technology, defense, health care, finance, and environment sectors. 

Jerry is a graduate of Ohio State University and Yale Law School, and a naval officer with Vietnam service.