Gregory Perkins

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Gregory E. Perkins has more than 15 years of experience as a provider of Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities and Substance Use services and over 12 years engaging in higher education as a social work professor and program administrator. Dr. Perkins is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a Licensed Advance Practice Social Worker, nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, Clinically Certified Trauma Specialist and Clinically Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist. He 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 community engagement and psychosocial education training in support of managed-care entities; and continues to advocate for disadvantaged populations. He has served in consultation, collaboration and training with local, state and national organizations and agencies. Dr. Perkins has been nationally recognized through his presentations and workshops on child mental health, services for women, the needs of veterans and ethics in social work practice. 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 previously been featured in the local media regarding mental issues and served as host to “Focus on Mental Health”, a public affairs television program sponsored by the former mental health center. As a research scholar, Dr. Perkins has served as a minority student research mentor, has judged scholarly works of students at national research conferences and is a member of several national organization. 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.


EdD, American School of Professional Psychology Argosy University

MSW, University of North Carolina

BS, Methodist University

Public Service

Living in the New Normal (LINN) Steering Committee, Committee Member - Fayetteville


Perkins, G. (2017). Secondary trauma in military families. (NASW) Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) on Mental Health


Perkins, G. (2017). Don't Re-traumatize me: ethical dilemma while serving some of the most vulnerable. National Association of Social Workers-NC Chapter