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Anita Perry, PhD

Dr. Anita Perry graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction. In 1994, she received her Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University in Educational Psychology; and in 2005, she obtained her Doctoral Degree from Texas A&M University in Educational Human Resource Development. Dr. Perry is the Director of Academic Advisement with the Fort Worth Independent School District. In her current position as the Director of Academic Advisement, she directs, facilitates, and supports counselors in the implementation of the district guidance and counseling program. Her responsibilities include: program management of the district academic advisement program focused on the areas of academic planning, graduation, transcripts, scheduling, college/post-secondary opportunities, scholarships, financial aid, career guidance and transition for over 86,000 students. In addition, Dr. Perry oversees FWISD’s college & career readiness programs and initiatives which include 45 college & career readiness specialists. She also serves as an adjunct professor with the Dallas County Community College District and the University of Phoenix Doctoral Program. Her professional experiences have included teaching and counseling positions at the district and campus levels – elementary, middle school and high school throughout the state of Texas. Additionally, Dr. Perry has had administrative experiences as an assistant school administrator and a regional director for alternative educational programs in both Texas and Georgia. Dr. Perry has become a leader in the college & career readiness field and has presented her programs at state and national conferences which include the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) with College Board.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies