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Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business
Associate Professor
Alex Perry headshot
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Doctor of Public Health, University of North Carolina (2023); Ed.D.-Philosophy and Pedagogy, Montclair State University (2012); M.S.-Bioethics, Mount Sinai (2014); M.Ed.-Education, Montclair State University (2008);
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Neurodiversity
Courses - Spring
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Dr. Alexandra Perry is the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business and an Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Government Association (SGA) and on the Board of Trustees for the Bioethics Network of Ohio and the board of the Ely Chapman Educational Foundation.  She has more than a decade of experience in clinical ethics consultation and healthcare administration with several major hospital systems and has served as a leader on projects around rural healthcare, perinatal and neonatal supportive care, addiction medicine, and racial justice in healthcare.

Dr. Perry's research centers on leadership, ethics, and public health leadership, policy, and management, and in particular on healthcare for rural, diverse, indigenous, and underserved populations, leadership development as a public health intervention, and ethical issues in neonatology, pediatrics, and ethical issues that result from the opioid epidemic.  She is the author or editor of numerous articles and six books including two editions of Ethical Leadership: A Primer published by Edward Elgar, which she co-edited with Dr. Robert McManus and Dr. Stanley Ward. Dr. Perry's new book, Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Care in American Hospitals, examines leadership and ethics in end-of-life care in the American hospital and is due to be published in 2024.

She won the Faculty Research Award in 2020, the Harness Award in 2021, and the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2023.