Jill A. Perry

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Jill A. Perry

Jill A. Perry

University of Pittsburgh
5525 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-7272
Email: jperry@pitt.edu


Dr. Jill Perry (orcid.org/0000-0002-4803-9946) is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Administrative Policy Studies. Dr. Perry, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she received her PhD in International Education Policy. Dr. Perry’s research focuses on professional doctorate preparation in education, organizational change in higher education, teacher professionalization, and teacher issues both nationally and internationally. Her publications have appeared in Planning and Changing Journal, Journal of School Public Relations, Innovation in Higher Education as well as several books and practitioner journals. She has over 18 years of experience in leadership and program development in education and teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels in the US and abroad. She is a Fulbright Scholar (Germany) and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Paraguay). Dr. Perry is also the Board Chair of the Research & Innovation Advisory Board of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.

Additionally, Dr. Perry is the Executive Director of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate which is headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh. CPED is a Consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education in the US, Canada and New Zealand, which have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (EdD) through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation. The vision of the Consortium is to transform the EdD into the terminal degree that will prepare those who will generate new knowledge and scholarship about educational practice and will have responsibility for stewarding the Education profession.

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

  • Perry, J.A. & Firestone, W. (2017). The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence?
  • US Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE) $700,000 2010-2013 PI, Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, A Proposal to Redesign the Professional Practice Doctorate in Education
  • Spencer Foundation: $75,000 2008-2009 Co-PI, Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate: Creating Rubrics for the Assessment of EdD

Recent Publications

  • Perry, J.A. (Ed.) (2016) The EdD and Scholarly Practitioners: the CPED Path. Charlotte, NC: IAP
  • Perry, J.A. (2016). The Scholar Practitioner as Steward of Practice. In Storey, V. & Hesbol K. (Eds). Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods. Hershey, PA: IGI Global
  • Perry, J.A. & Zambo, D. (2016) The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate: A Partnership of Universities and Schools Working to Improve Higher Education, Education Doctorate, and K-20 Schools. In Blessinger, P. & Cozza, B. University Partnerships for Academic Program and Professional Development. IHETL Vol 7.
  • Perry, J.A. & Zambo, D. (accepted). Using Improvement Science to Develop Scholarly Practitioners. In Crow, R., Hinnant-Crawford, B.N. & Spaulding, D.T. (in press). The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection. Maine: Myers Education Press
  • Perry, J.A. (2018). The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate: Transforming education practice in multiple contexts. In Mok, K.H., Neubauer, D., & Jiang, J. The Sustainability of Higher Education Massification: Cases from Asia Pacific and the U.S. New York: Routledge.
  • Perry, J.A. (2018). Adapted from the October 2017 Convening Opening Address: CPED Beyond 10 Years. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice. (3).1
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