Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:50
James L. Perry is associate dean and chancellor’s Professor in the School
of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Purdue
University, Indianapolis. He has also held faculty appointments at the
University of California, Irvine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong,
and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1992, he served as special
assistant to the assistant secretary for personnel administration, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. In 1999–2000, he was senior
evaluator at the Corporation for National Service. He received an undergraduate
degree from the University of Chicago and M.P.A. and Ph.D.
degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Dr. Perry directs the Institute for the Study of Government and the
Nonprofit Sector, which is jointly sponsored by SPEA, the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, and the Indiana University Center on Urban Policy and the Environment.
His recent research focuses on public service motivation, community and national service, and government reform. His research appears in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative ScienceQuarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and PublicAdministration Review. He is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of PublicAdministration, second edition (Jossey-Bass, 1996).
Dr. Perry has received several national awards, including the Yodel-Honeymoon Award for innovative personnel research from the Society for Human Resource Management. He received two awards, the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration and the Distinguished Research Award, given jointly by the American Society for Public Administration (APA) and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). He serves on the Executive Council of NASPAA, as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and as a commissioner for the Indiana commission on Community Service and Volunteerism.