Mr. Collin Perryman is a Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) predoctoral fellow at NIMHD. He is also a Doctor of Philosophy student in Education Administration at the University of South Carolina. He is affiliated with the Office for the Study of Aging at the Arnold School of Public Health as well as the South Carolina School Improvement Council within the College of Education.
Generally, Mr. Perryman studies the education and health of Black/African American males. Currently, he is studying the relationship between the quality of education and mental/cognitive health of Black male students, by examining the influences of school discipline referring, special education placement, and over-policing. His other research interests include mental health, social support, counterspaces, psychometrics, and research methods related to racial and ethnic microaggressions. Mr. Perryman hopes that his work will contribute to educational and health policies towards affirmative action.
Mr. Perryman received his Master of Family and Human Development from Utah State University in 2013 and his Master of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University in 2017. He is expected to receive his Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2020.