Dr. Brian K. Perkins is Director of the Urban Education Leadership Programs at Columbia University Teachers College. He is the former Chair and Professor of Education Law and Policy at Southern Connecticut State University. As Chair, Dr. Perkins successfully led his department through the accreditation and licensure of the university’s first doctoral program. Dr. Perkins was an instructor the Yale University department of Chemistry and was awarded the distinguished teaching award for instruction in Inorganic Chemistry Problems. He has served as a consultant to school districts throughout the U.S., Brazil, Israel, Thailand, the People’s Republic of China, India, The Republic of South Africa and the Republic of South Africa.

Dr. Perkins received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Grambling State University, Master’s of Public Health from Yale School of Medicine and Doctor of Education from Teachers College Columbia University.