Alyssa Perz


Director of the Health Professions Advising Office. Member of the Committee on Undergraduate Teaching, Academic Standards, and Honors (CUT). Member of the Behavior Assessment Team (BAT) and the Appellate Board. Lecturer in Biology.

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About me: 

I was born in Ohio and raised in Texas, but I have lived in North Carolina longer than any place else and I love calling Durham home. I earned a B.S. in biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and Ph.D. in cell biology from Duke while studying gene regulation during embryonic development. I taught courses in biology at Duke for seven years before moving to the Academic Advising Center when I was appointed as an academic dean for Trinity College in 2009. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two children and dog. I am happiest when I get outside to grow things or explore natural areas. I volunteer by co-leading a Girl Scout troop for middle school girls. I use the pronouns she, her and hers.

Alyssa Perz
Office location: 
333 Old Chemistry Building, Durham, NC 27708
Mailing address: 
Box 90049, Durham, NC 27708-0697
(919) 684-9367