May 11, 1948
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Civic Service: What Difference Does it Make?
University of Chicago, Syracuse University
Highlights: Vanishing Public Administration: What Does It Mean and What Should We Do About It?
James L. Perry is an American professor.
Perry began his career in academia in 1974 at University of California, Irvine. After an 11-year career at UC – Irvine, which included positions as Associate Dean and Doctoral Program Coordinator, Perry began his tenure at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). During his 24 years at SPEA he served as a visiting professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong on a Fulbright Scholarship and as a visiting professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. He has held numerous leadership positions during his tenure at SPEA including Director of Indiana University American Democracy Project, Associate Dean of (SPEA) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Chair of Policy and Administration Faculty, and Director of the Joint PhD program in public policy. Perry won the 2008 Dwight Waldo Award (presented by American Society for Public Administration).