Dr. Justin Perry

Dean, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Justin Perry

Justin Perry, Ph.D., is Dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining FAU, he served as Dean of the School of Education, Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Endowed Chair, and Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri – Kansas City from 2016 to 2020. From 2006 to 2016, Perry served as Chair, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning at Cleveland State University. He was also the first Director of the Center for Urban Education at CSU.

Dr. Perry has accumulated 47 publications to date, and his research has been funded by a $1 million grant awarded by the Institute of Education Sciences.  During his time at Cleveland State University, he led the Center for Urban Education in securing and/or serving on 27 external grants, totaling over $14 million, including grants funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, Health Resources and Services Administration, Ohio Department of Education, and The Cleveland Foundation. Under his leadership at UMKC, the School of Education received a historic gift supporting student scholarships, substantially increased its research funding, and earned three national accreditations, while establishing new and innovative partnerships with the Kansas City Teacher Residency program and Kansas City PLUS (Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools).

Perry has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling, both from Boston College.  From 2007 to 2016, he served on the Board of Directors at Esperanza, Inc., a non-profit organization in Cleveland dedicated to the educational needs of Hispanic youth.


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