Justin Perry begins tenure as dean of the UMKC School of Education

Justin Perry croppedAppointed dean, Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Endowed Education Chair, and professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology of the UMKC School of Education this spring, Justin Perry, Ph.D., begins his tenure at the UMKC School of Education July 15.


Most recently, he served as chair and associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning at Cleveland State University.  He holds his Ph.D. in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling, both from Boston College.


As previously reported, Perry said it quickly became clear during the search and interview process that UMKC has an outstanding group of faculty, staff, and students in the School of Education, and a very strong network of relationships with alumni, external partners, and the philanthropic community.


“I will work with others to build on the School’s past record of success and national reputation by, first and foremost, proactively engaging with and listening to all of its constituents and representatives. In doing so, I look forward to understanding the experiences, needs, concerns, and aspirations of everyone who is involved and has a role to play in creating the future of the School,” Perry said.


With his arrival, Chris Brown, Ph.D., interim dean for the last two years, will return to her role as chair and professor in the School’s division of Counseling and Educational Psychology.