Dr. Nancy Perry

NANCY PERRY worked as a classroom and resource teacher in school districts in Columbia, Canada, before obtaining her PhD from the University of Michigan in 1996. Today, she is Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). There she teaches courses across two program areas: Human Development, Learning, and Culture and Special Education. She is a recipient of UBC’s Killam Teaching Prize and holds the Dorothy Lam Chair in Special

Education. Her research program, “Seeding Success through Motivation and Self-Regulation in Schools,” is profiled on her website. Currently, she is a section editor for the Journal of Learning and Instruction and serves on the editorial boards of the Educational Psychologist, Metacognition and Learning, and Teachers College Record. She is a Past President of the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology and currently is President of Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.