Justin Perry, Ph.D
Dr. Justin Perry is Director of the Center for Urban Education. He joined Cleveland State University in 2006 in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. A Faculty Profile of Dr. Perry can be found at:
Dr. Perry is a scientific and social advocate of urban education. His work has been dedicated to serving the academic and non-academic needs of youth in urban schools. Dr. Perry has worked with stakeholders across a wide range of constituencies and disciplines. He has published over 30 journal articles and book chapters on topics pertaining to the school-to-work (or college and career readiness) transition, vocational psychology, program evaluation, multicultural issues in psychology and education, scale development, and other related areas involving the intersections between positive youth development, mental health, and urban education. He actively includes students and faculty from a variety of departments in his scholarly work and research.
Away from CSU, Dr. Perry serves on the Board of Directors at Esperanza, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of Hispanic students in Cleveland. He is also a psychologist at the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development and serves on the Advisory Board at Campus International School. Dr. Perry’s commitment to urban education is built on core values that embraces interdisciplinary collaboration, social justice, community service, and student success.