Leigh Ann Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
Leigh Ann Perry faculty photo

Biography

Professor Perry joined the College of Leadership and Ethics faculty in 2021 with a background in clinical and community psychology. She has worked for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Facebook focusing on the analysis of human behavior, violent crime and extremism. She supports Navy leader development in the areas of psychological well-being, resilience, mindfulness and traumatic stress. She received a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in clinical and community psychology and a B.S. in psychology and sociology from Fordham University. She also studied psychology and sociology of gender at Oxford University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights

2021

Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College, College of Leadership & Ethics, Newport, RI

Focus Areas: Psychology and Behavioral Science
2020

Adjunct Professor, Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University

Graduate Courses: Law and Human Behavior, Exploring Serial Murder
2019

Invited Lecturer, Psychology of Espionage, U.S. Naval War College

September 2019; September 2020
Course Title - Counterintelligence: Counterspy vs. Spy
2019

Intelligence Team Leader, Facebook Global Security Intelligence and Investigations

Area of Focus: Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations
2018

Adjunct Professor, Social Sciences, Southern New Hampshire University

Undergraduate Course: Abnormal Psychology
2009

Research Sociologist, Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Criminal Threat Division
Publication: Development of a Sexual Assault Typology Based on Event Attributes (Criminal Justice and Behavior)
2007

Research Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Behavioral Analysis Unit

Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow
2003

Doctoral Course Instructor/Research Assistant/Clinical Intern, University of Illinois

Course: Community Projects - Child Assault Prevention Project, Graduate Teaching Certificate (2005), University of Illinois Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and Outstanding (2003-2005)
Women's Work Experiences Lab (2003-2007)
Stress and Anxiety Clinic (2005-2007)

Education

Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2016, Clinical and Community Psychology

M.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006, Clinical and Community Psychology

B.S. Fordham University, 2002, Psychology and Sociology

Oxford University, 2000

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Related Credentials

Professional Life Coach
Transformation Academy, 2020

Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol-18 (TRAP-18)
Global Institute of Forensic Research, 2020

Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)
Yoga Alliance, 2019

EMERGE: Counseling and Education to Stop Domestic Violence
Counseling Abusers, 2018

Peer Support Certification
Nicoletti-Flatter Associates, 2017

Research Contributions and Publications

Allen, N.E., Javdani, S., Lehrner, A., Perry, L.A., & Todd, N. (June, 2007). Are Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils Effective Vehicles for Change? A Multi-Method, Multi-Site Study of their Potential. In S. Javdani (Chair), Are Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils Effective Vehicles for Change? A Multi-Method, Multi-Site Study of their Potential symposium conducted at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Pasadena, CA.

Anderson, J., Perry, L.A., Tasker, B., Cartoski, P., Castilleja, M., Jefferson, A., Roberts, S., & White, N. (2013, March). Department of the Navy Annual Crime Report 2012. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Anderson, J., Perry, L.A., Tasker, B., Cartoski, P., Castilleja, M., Jefferson, A., Roberts, S., & So, A. (2012, September). Department of the Navy Annual Crime Report 2011. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Anderson, J., Perry, L.A., Cartoski, P., Jefferson, A., & Roberts, S. (2011, September). Department of the Navy Annual Crime Report 2010. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Washington Navy Yard, DC.

Anderson, J., Perry, L.A., & Dunkle, R. (2011, January). Department of the Navy Annual Crime Report 2009. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Washington Navy Yard, DC.

Anderson, J., Perry, L.A., & Dunkle, R. (2010, July). Department of the Navy Annual Crime Report 2008. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Washington Navy Yard, DC.

Fitzgerald, L.F., Ormerod, A.J., Collinsworth, L.L., Lawson, A.K., Lytell, M.C., Perry, L.A., Wright, C.V., & Babin, N.E. (2006, July). Sexual harassment and assault: Research review and recommendations. (ARI Research Report 1861) Arlington, VA: Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Lemke, T., Muirhead, Y.E., & Perry, L.A. (2015, September). Coding Research Protocols and Interviews of Offenders Who Have Utilized Weapons of Mass Destruction. Invited training for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts. Washington, D.C.

Muirhead, Y.E. & Perry, L.A. (2008, May). Coding Research Protocols and Interviews of Offenders Who Have Utilized Weapons of Mass Destruction. Invited training for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinators. Washington, D.C.

Ormerod, A. J., Collinsworth, L. L., & Perry, L. A. (2008). Critical climate: Relations among sexual harassment, climate, and outcomes for high school girls and boys, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 113-125.

Ormerod, A.J., Fitzgerald, L.F., Collinsworth, L.L., Lawson, A.K., Lytell, M., Perry, L.A., Wright, C.V. (2005, November). Sexual Assault in The Military: Context Factors and Measurement Issues. In A. Lancaster (Chair), symposium conducted at the International Military Testing Association's 47th Annual Conference, Singapore.

Perry, L.A. (Guest). (2021, May 17). The Law Enforcement Analysis Researcher (L.E.A. Podcasts-Analyst Talk with Jason Elder) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-dr-leigh-ann-perry-the-law-enforcement-analysis-researcher/

Perry, L.A. (2016). Re-Examining Typologies of Sexually Violent Offenders. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Perry, L.A. (2006). It ain't over 'til it's over: Psychological impact of secondary victimization in sexual harassment investigations. Unpublished master's thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Perry, L.A., Dover, T.J., Lancaster, S.L., Allen, N.E., Keel, T.G., & Eliopulos, L. (2018). Development of a sexual assault event typology based on event attributes. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(11), 1709-1722.

Perry, L.A., & Larsen, S. (2007, April). Sexual Assault Among Adolescents. Invited presentation for Teen Awareness Group. Champaign, IL.

Perry, L.A. & Larsen, S. (2007, March). Healing and Education for Adolescent Rape Trauma (H.E.A.R.T.): Challenges of Creating a Therapy Group for Adolescents. In University of Illinois Clinical/Community Division Seminar Presentation, Champaign, IL.

Perry, L.A., Ormerod, A.J., & Collinsworth, L.L (2006, March). High School Sexual Harassment, Climate, Appraisal: Relation to Well-Being and Educational Outcomes. In University of Illinois Clinical/Community Division Seminar Presentation, Champaign, IL.

Awards and Decorations

Facebook Global Security Quarterly Rewards and Recognition Recipient
2020

Fellowship from Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
2007-2009

Council of University Directors of Clinical Programs (CUDCP)
University of Illinois Student Liaison, September 2005-July 2007

Consortium Research Fellows Program
Member, June 2005-August 2007

Graduate Teaching Certificate
received May 2005

University of Illinois Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding
Spring 2005, Fall 2003

University of Illinois Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Fall 2004

Fordham University Presidential Scholarship
1998-2002

All-American Collegiate Scholar
1999

Other Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Alpha Sigma Nu

Psi Chi
National Honor Society in Psychology

Alpha Kappa Delta
International Honor Society in Sociology

External Memberships and Associations

Society for Military Psychology

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

American Psychology and Law Society

American Psychological Association

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