Simon D. Perry

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Dr. Simon D. Perry
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Dr. Simon D. Perry
Simon Perry is a professor at Marshall University and the chair of its political science department. In 1994 he was appointed as the first Drinko Fellow. Hailing from Gilbert, West Virginia, Dr. Perry received his undergraduate degree in political science and history from Berea College in Kentucky. He also has a master's degree from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D from Michigan State University.
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Dr. Perry has been a member of the University faculty since 1962. He has been known to take attendance by memory.

  • Currently, Perry teaches the following classes in political science:
    • American National Government and Politics
    • American Political Parties
    • Public Opinion and Propaganda
    • American Executive Process
    • Politics of Conflict and Revolution
    • Power in American Society

Works, honors and achievements

Leonard D. White Memorial Award (best dissertation) - Presented by the American Political Science Association for his Conflict of Expectations and Roles in 'Policy Science' Behavior

Marshall University Distinguished Service Award - 1990

Member: Huntington Human Relations Commission

Morality, Self-Interest and the Cities

Drawing from the works of both classical and contemporary political thinkers, Dr. Perry lays out his explanation of why ghettos exist and how he believes the United States can solve this problem.

Quotes

  • “The world belongs to the dead, the living and the unborn.”
  • “For me the best wine would never be more than twelve dollars...I'm a connoisseur of cheap wine.”
  • “Is there not grandeur in complexity--in the interrelatedness of all things?”
  • “Our sins catch up with us eventually.”

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