Andre Perry

Andre Perry

Andre Perry, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Education Initiatives for the Institute for Equity and Excellence in Education

Scholar, commentator and activist, Andre Perry, Ph.D. is putting his theories to the test. According to New Orleans' Gambit Weekly, "Andre Perry's ascendance to the forefront of New Orleans' charter school movement can be traced back to a decidedly nonacademic dare: Put your money where your mouth is." Andre Perry is Associate Director of Education Initiatives for the Institute for Equity and Excellence in Education at Loyola University. Andre Perry most recently served on Mayor-Elect Mitch Landrieu's Transition Team as the co-chair of the Education Taskforce. Perry helped lead a team of local educators and parents develop a set of recommendations that help form Mayor Landrieu's education agenda.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership, with an emphasis in higher education from the University of Maryland College Park. His research and teaching interests are college access and retention, charter schools and immigrant educational rights. He has published numerous scholarly and popular articles in those areas.

As a public intellectual, he advocates for quality public education. Perry's views, opinions and educational leadership have been featured on National Public Radio and CNN. Through his weekly newspaper column in The Louisiana Weekly, Perry provides political commentary on municipal governments and K-16 leadership and governance in Louisiana.
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B.A. Psychology, Allegheny College; Ph.D. Education Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland College Park


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