Dr. Justin Perry has been named director of the newly formed Center for Urban Education. The center serves as the research, evaluation and development arm of the CSU Campus International School. The center opens November 29, 2010 and will be located in Julka Hall, Room 394A.
Perry joined the CSU faculty in 2006 as an assistant professor with the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning. His background is in counseling psychology and he specializes in the applications of the school to work transition and school dropout prevention among urban youth. In his new position, Perry will coordinate urban education research conducted by faculty from the College of Education and Human Services as well as other Colleges at CSU. Perry is a prolific researcher who has written 29 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on urban education. Perry also has found success in garnering grants for College of Education and Human Services' programs, including a federal Institute of Educational Sciences grant of $1 million to establish a school-to-work transition program with the Euclid City Schools.
Away from CSU, Perry works as a psychologist with the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in Shaker Heights. There, he provides individual child psychotherapy, testing and parent guidance. Perry also serves as a vice president of Esperanza, a Cleveland-based non-profit organization that serves the educational needs of Hispanic students.
Dr. Perry can be reached at email@example.com or 216.687.5424.
The Center for Urban Education serves CSU faculty members and students as the research, evaluation, and development arm of the CSU Campus International School. The center gathers faculty from Colleges throughout the University who conduct research on urban education policy—links among urban education, housing, and economic development; urban school administration, curriculum, and instruction; bilingual education and second language acquisition, and services in urban schools such as health and physical education, counseling psychology, and special education. The center also provides grant-writing assistance in the pursuit of extra-mural funding for research, professional development, and programming for the Campus International School. It disseminates research findings and best practices to the CSU and Cleveland communities, as well as to national audiences. The Center also incubates new programs in the preparation of urban teachers and in the education of urban children and youth.
The Center for Urban Education consists of a director with a proven record of external grants and publications in urban education, a grant-writer to assist faculty members and professionals at the Campus International School in furthering their research aims and improving their professional practice, and faculty associates—professors with a research interest in one or more aspects of urban education.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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