Executive Trustee Council Bio

Dr. Justin Perry, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University

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 was Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning at Cleveland State University. He also served as Director of the Center for Urban Education. Dr. Perry has produced a total of 46 publications, 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 partnerships with the Kansas City Teacher Residency program and Kansas City PLUS (Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools). Dr. Perry earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College.