About Dr. Simon D. Perry
A member of the Marshall faculty since 1962, Perry served as
chair of Marshall's Political Science Department from l975 to
1994. He had served as acting chair of the department in the
1968-69 and 1974-75 academic years.
Native of Gilbert, Mingo County, Perry received his bachelor's
degree in political science and history from Berea (Ky.)
College, his master's degree from the University of Tennessee
and his doctorate from Michigan State University.
Prior to joining the Marshall faculty, he taught at the
University of Tennessee, Michigan State University and the
University of Michigan.
He has served on many committees and organizations at Marshall
and was honored by his colleagues and students during a special
banquet in 1988 He received the university's Distinguished
Service Award in 1990.
Perry has written numerous articles for professional journals
and publications and his doctoral dissertation "Conflict of
Expectations and Roles in 'Policy Science' Behavior, " received
the Leonard D. White Memorial Award presented by the American
Political Science Association for the best dissertation in
public administration and related policy areas in 1962.
He also has been active in community and professional
organizations and has been a member of the Huntington Human
Relations Commission and the American, Southern, Midwest and
West Virglnia poiltical science associations.
Recently Perry has been working on a research project dealing
with variables that allegedly reduce inequality in the
distribution of material goods (wealth, income, welfare) within
and across nations He also has been studying the literature
dealing with theories of justice He said he hopes eventually his
research will appear as part of a book dealing with power in
America or as journal articles.