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Gregory Perkins


Dr. Gregory Perkins, Ed.D, MSW
Assistant Chair
Assistant Professor

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 229D
Phone: 672-1021
Fax: 672-1755



Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) 
Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ

Master of Social Work (MSW)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelors of Science (BS)
Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Dr. Gregory E. Perkins is a Diplomate of the Board, American College of Certified Forensic Counselors with further certification as a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor and Clinically Certified Juvenile Treatment Specialist with a specialty in youthful offender counseling.  He is further certified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a Certified Forensic Screener and Evaluator.  As a Licensed Advance Practice Social Worker and nationally certified Master Addictions Counselor, Dr. Perkins has extensive experiences in working with justice involved youth and families; has engaged in public mental health clinical practice with a child and family focus; has provided parenting education and advocacy on behalf of family systems.  He has served in consultation, collaboration and training with local, state and national organizations and agencies.  Dr. Perkins is nationally recognized through has presentations and workshops on child mental health, services for women and the needs of veterans.  He has served as a consultant and trainer to the National Resource Center for Children and Youth Services at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa and visiting lecturer at the North Carolina Justice Academy.  He has been featured in the local media regarding mental issues and previously served as host to "Focus on Mental Health", a public affairs television program sponsored by the former mental health center.  Dr. Perkins has served as a minority research student mentor, a judge of student scholar works at a national research conference and was recently nominated to the Council on Social Work Education National Nominating Committee. In 2006, Dr. Perkins was selected to join the National Association of Social Workers and People to People as a delegate on the US-China Joint Social Work Delegation to Beijing China.  He is a combat veteran and retired military service member with more than 22 years of active duty service.


Teaching Courses

SWRK 510 Social Welfare Policy and Services
SWRK 515 Forensic Social Work in the Criminal Justice System
SWRK 520 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWRK 525 Human Behaviors and the Social Environment II
SWRK 540 Social Work Interventions with Groups, Communities, and Organizations
SWRK 580 Social Work Field Instruction I
SWRK 585 Social Work Field Instruction II

Research Interest

Disproportionate minority contact with the legal system
Transitioning youth from care to independent living and young adulthood
Community’s response to the needs of special populations such as military families, veterans, children’s health and mental health care


Brown, T.M., Marquez, M., Perkins, G., Kennedy, D., The Value of a Social Work Degree: Public Social Service Agency Directors' Views. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, December 2015, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1-6.

Perkins, E.G., Brown, T.M. (2014). Parallels and convergence of social workers and the African American church. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), 51-57.

Marquez, M.R., Brown, T.M., Dilday, C.D, Woods, T.M., Perkins, E. G. (2014). A call for military-centric social work education. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), pp. 253-262.

Powell, R.M., Marquez, M., Perkins, G. (2014). The Military and Intimate Partner Violence-A Call for Open Discussion. Journal of Social Welfare and Human Rights , 2(1), 177 -184.
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Professional Affiliations

American College of Certified Forensic Counselors
General Alumni Association (Life Member), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated (Life Member)
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Black Social Workers
North Carolina High School Athletic Association
School of Social Work Alumni Council, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina