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Jeffrey Perry Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Knobview Hall 200R
Phone: (812) 941-2677
perryjef@ius.edu

Biography

As one of my favorite bands famously sings, "What a long, strange trip it's been." My students get to know me as a professor, but I hope they also get to know me as a person too. I'm getting along in years (47), and I am married with two young sons. My family is my crew. We do most everything together. And, like many professor's families, we have had to move a lot. I stress "a lot"! Since we were married fourteen years ago, my wife, Erin, and I have lived in five states (Kentucky, where our first son was born; Ohio, where our second son was born, and where I attended Kent State to earn my PhD; North Carolina; Utah; and, Indiana). My wife and I both consider Louisville, KY our home, but I was born in Metairie, LA, moved to New Jersey, and then finally landed in KY. I guess my hobbies are not overly original. I love to cook, play music, and I have fond memories of playing sports (now I just live vicariously through my boys).

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Kent State University, Kent, OH, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice
  • Masters

    • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States
    • Master of Arts, Major in English Literature
  • Bachelors

    • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States
    • Bachelor of Arts, Major in English

Professional Interests

Teaching

Academic Writing, Critical Theory, The Teaching of Writing, Creative Writing.

Research

Writing Assessment (Institutional); Writing Assessment (Classroom); Online Gaming and Discourse.