Perry, Carletta

Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department: Department of Social Sciences

Phone: 757-985-2586



  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, K-4 Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Norfolk State University
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Regent University
  • Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Regent University


Dr. Carletta Perry has earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with specialties in Program Development and Consultation as well as Marriage and Family. Dr. Perry is a Relationship Specialist for PEACE: Promoting Empowered African-Americans through Couple Education, the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, Pick A Partner Program, and the Prepare/Enrich Program. She is a sought out advocate for Healthy Marriages. She joined Saint Leo University to become the full-time Psychology Faculty Member for the South Hampton Roads Education Center in 2014. However, this professor has been teaching and inspiring students for the past 13 years and changing lives through her work with various communities, including the military, corrections, higher education, social services, religious and other non-profit organizations. Also a published author, nationally regarded speaker and media personality, Dr. Perry helps individuals work through problems and find healthy solutions. She lives in Virginia with her husband of 17 years, Troy.

Community Affiliation:

  • American Psychological Association
  • SCM Vision Incorporated
  • Fathers and Families Coalition of America (FFCA)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Perry presents extensively on family and intimate relationship concerns, psychology and spirituality to improve quality of life, and the empowerment of ethnic groups by helping individuals understand their past, family dynamics, and therapeutic options for healing. She teaches the following courses: PSY161: Fundamentals of Psychology, PSY325: Human Development, PSY331: Interviewing and Counseling Skills, PSY343: Close Relationships, PSY427: Personality, PSY432: Psychology of Motivation and Emotion, and PSY339: Social and Cultural Foundations of Behavior. Dr. Perry is strengthening community among Center students by creating special events with diverse speakers and offering the Psi Chi Honor Society, Psychology Club, and Internship opportunities.

Honors & Awards:

  • Obici Healthcare Foundation Grant
  • Tidewater Women in Business
  • NAACP Community Service Recognition

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