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Gregory Perkins

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Gregory E. Perkins has over 15 years of experience as a provider of Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities and Substance Use services and more than 12 years in higher education as a social work professor with 5 of those as an administrator. As a Licensed Advance Practice Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate, nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Certified Forensic Screener and Evaluator 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 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 is 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 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 student research mentor, a judge of student scholarly works at national research conferences and is a member of several national organization such as the Council on Social Work Education and the American Society of Microbiology. 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 - Phoenix, AZ United States

MSW, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC United States

BS, Methodist University - Fayetteville, NC United States

Public Service

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


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


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