Alexander Perry

Communications Manager

Alex supports and manages a range of communications and community-building efforts for the Center throughout its national footprint. He also provide programmatic assistance to the Center’s various initiatives and the Center’s Director and Deputy Directors. 

Prior to joining the CJJR in 2019 (and rejoining in 2024!), Alex served as the Associate Director of the Research Institute at DePaul University in Chicago. In this role, Alex helped design and execute the missions of the Arditti Center for Risk Management, the Center for Financial Services, and the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance. He helped inaugurate numerous annual conferences and launch several new graduate and undergraduate degree programs in risk management and actuarial science, co-founded an annual Summer Academy for local high school students, and helped establish a new award for cutting-edge risk management research. Finally, he worked on University-wide mission programming and engagement grounded in DePaul’s Vincentian goal of working side by side with those experiencing poverty and advancing social and environmental justice.

Concurrent to these academic roles, Alex works as a published freelance writer, produced playwright, art critic and journalist, editor, and design assistant. He holds two graduate degrees in Religion and Literature, most recently from the University of Chicago. He earned his BFA in Playwriting from the Theatre School at DePaul University. He lives in Chicago. with his two favorite people—his wife and his dog.