Pettis Perry

Pettis Perry

Dr. Pettis Perry currently serves as an Associate Professor and member of the CIIS Adjunct Faculty where he teaches graduate courses in transformative leadership and change and facilitates a Learning Community Cohort in the post-graduate Transformative Learning and Change program. Dr. Perry is on the full time faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at San Jose State University and is the emphasis coordinator for its Leadership and Administration program. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Chapman University, Concord Campus, CA, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Organizational Leadership program, and Regis University, Denver, CO, where he teaches graduate courses in the Nonprofit Management program. Dr. Perry brings to CIIS more than 30 years of experience as a practitioner including 20 years of mid- and senior-level management in one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations. He earned his Doctorate in Organization and Leadership as well as Masters Degree in Nonprofit Administration at the University of San Francisco. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science (Research) which he earned at San Francisco State University. His primary research interests are in transformative leadership, human potential, and organization studies with an emphasis in nonprofits.