College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Dr. Ethel Perry's formal training is in psychology where she has served in various roles over her 30+ year career. Dr. Perry served as a Mental Health Consultant to the Harris County Judges Office Mental Health Jail Diversion Pilot Program and as a Practice Manager for a Community Mental Health Center Adult Forensic Outpatient Program in Houston, Texas. While working at the Community Mental Health Center, she also worked in a higher education psychology faculty position at Kingwood College. Dr. Perry's current research interests include the lived experiences of African American males with Fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders. Dr. Perry has been a Contributing Faculty at Walden since 2018, and she enjoys teaching the doctoral Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Course, the doctoral Advance Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Course, the Prospectus Course, and the Dissertation Research Forum.
RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
BA, Texas Southern University - Houston, TX United States
MA, Texas Southern University - Houston, TX United States
PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States
Hands of Healing Residential Treatment Center, Inc., Board Member - Baytown, TX United States
Citizens Bond Advisory Committee, Committee Member - Humble, TX United States
Awards / Honors
Unplugged Spirit Award, Texas Department of Criminal Justice , 2004
Vision Award, Adult Protective Services, 2008
Perry, E. D. (2016). Hope Against Hope - Training on the Overview of The Texas Mental Health System. Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.
Perry, E. D. (2015). Geriatrics and Fibromyalgia. Aging in America.
Perry, E. D. (2015). On the Rise: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse And Addiction Among Elders. Aging in America.
Perry, E. D. (2014). Aging Offenders: Reintegration And Mental Health. Aging in America.
Perry, E. D. (2008). Working With the Mentally Impaired Offender. Texas Corrections Association.
Perry, E. D. (2008). Hope Against Hope. Adult Protective Services.
Perry, E. D. (2004). Jail Diversion. Board of Directors of The Mental Health Association in Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Perry, E. D. (2004). There Is Hope In Working With The Mentally Impaired Offender. Texas Department of Criminal Justice Community Justice Assistance Division.
Perry, E. D. (2002). Mental Illness and The Criminal Defendant. Harris County Criminal Courts.
Perry, E. D. (2002). Come Together...Right Now...Over Me. Texas Juvenile Probation Commission.
Perry, E. D. (2002). Collaboration Between Mental Health and Criminal Justice Is Not An Unnatural Act. Texas Department of Criminal Justice Community Justice Assistance Division.