Dr. Perry holds a B.S. in Finance from Appalachian State University, a M.B.A. in Finance from East Tennessee State University, and a Ph.D. in Finance (with a minor in Statistics) from Texas Tech University.
He began teaching Finance in 2002 and has taught at Texas Tech University, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the University of Tennessee at Martin. His research appears in Journal of Trading, Review of Futures Markets, Journal of International Finance Studies, Global Business and Finance Review, and Journal of Alternative Investments. He has been nominated for and received awards in both teaching and research; and he is continuously enhancing his teaching, research, and service.