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.