B.A., Simmons College
Professor Perl's research interests include writing, teaching, creative nonfiction, ethnography, women's studies, holocaust studies, cross-cultural dialogue, urban education, collaborative projects, and writing across the curriculum. Among many honors, she has been a Guggenheim Fellow and the Carnegie Foundation's Professor of the Year for New York State. In 2016, she received the Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). The CCCC Exemplar Award is presented annually to a person whose years of service represent the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching, and service to the entire profession. A second edition of Perl's Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (Cengage Learning) appeared in 2013.