Dean of McDonough Center and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies
Office: MCDH 108
Degrees: Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Florida), 1991; Master's in International Journalism (Baylor University), 1986; Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Journalism (Baylor University)
Year appointed: 2011
Dr. Gama Perruci is the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College. Aside from his research and administrative duties, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant to colleges and corporations. He currently serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students.
His most recent consulting assignments also include a review of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law (LEL) at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and an evaluation of the leadership program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Perruci will be a visiting lecturer in the Global Leadership Program at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He currently serves as the Chair of the International Leadership Association, Inc. (ILA) Board of Directors – a global nonprofit organization focused on the study and practice of leadership.
Dr. Perruci has been a frequent guest analyst for the London-based BBC World Service and Paris-based Radio France International broadcast to Brazil. He served as a member of the National Selection Committee (America’s Best Leaders Project, Top American Leaders Project) convened by Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership in collaboration with the weekly magazine, U.S. News & World Report (2009-2010), and The Washington Post (2011).
A native of Brazil, Dr. Perruci has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s in international journalism (M.I.J.) from Baylor University in Texas.