Dr. Michael Perri of Texas A&M University-Texarkana has been selected by The Texas A&M University System to be honored as a 2016-2017 member of the elite Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators, one of eight educators system-wide who are being recognized for making significant contributions to the field of teacher education across The Texas A&M University System.
Dr. Perri has served as an associate professor of history at A&M-Texarkana since 2004. Among his many achievements at A&M-Texarkana, Dr. Perri worked with colleagues to develop the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE), a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Inspired by a similar program Dr. Perri had experienced at the University of MInnesota at Morris, PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Race and Ethnicity.” “We are thrilled to have Dr. Perri join the Academy’s distinguished ranks of outstanding teacher educators as he is an exemplary teacher-scholar,” said Dr. Emily Cutrer, president of A&M-Texarkana.