Perry, Jeffrey

Associate Professor of History


Direct Line: 423-636-7473
Campus Phone: Ext. 5473
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5025
Office: COG 208
Department: College of Civic and Liberal Arts
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville

Dr. Jeffrey Perry joined Tusculum University as an assistant professor of history in 2017.  He was promoted to associate professor in 2021. He specializes in Early American history with a focus on the legal and religious history of the post-Revolutionary period.

Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in history from the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning his Ph.D. in history from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Dr. Perry’s current book project, Envisioning Authority in America: Church Discipline and Local Law in Kentucky, 1780-1845 is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press. It investigates the role of churches in dispute resolution practices in post-Revolutionary trans-Appalachia.  His research has received funding from, among other institutions, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, the Kentucky Historical Society and the Tennessee Historical Society. An article from his book project was awarded the Sidney E. Mead Prize by the American Society of Church History, and was published in that society’s journal, Church History. You can contact Dr. Perry at or (423) 636-7300 Ext. 5473

  • Ph.D., History, Purdue University
  • M.A., History, University of South Florida
  • B.A., History, University of South Florida