August 30, 2022

Jeralyn Perkins Joins USU Brigham City Faculty

 

Utah State University Brigham City is pleased to announce the addition of Jeralyn Perkins to the campus faculty. Perkins joined the campus faculty on Aug. 1 and will teach in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

"Jeralyn is an enthusiastic person that is going to make a huge difference with students," said Dan Black, Associate Vice President for the Brigham City Region. "She has a great attitude about learning and will inspire students to do great things with their degrees. We are so excited that she is joining us in the Brigham City region."

Perkins will teach courses in the Health Education and Promotion program, teaching courses in health equity, obesity and eating disorders prevention, human diseases, and drugs and human behavior. Perkins is excited to get into the classroom and to engage with students.

“Teaching has been my passion for many years,” Perkins said. “I love connecting with students and helping them see things from a different viewpoint than they might be expecting. For me, success in this position means students who enjoy the learning process, feel challenged, and gain new skills and ideas that will help them be successful people both personally and professionally.”

Prior to teaching at USU Brigham City, Perkins spent seven years working in public health at a local health department. In this position, Perkins worked to address social determinants of health in the community and engaged with community members and coalitions to increase access to health resources for underserved populations. Perkins looks forward to bringing this experience into the classroom.

“I am excited to apply real work experience to the learning environment,” Perkins said. “I believe my background can help me prepare students for working in public health by providing learning experiences that accurately reflect professional experience in public health. In addition to teaching, I look forward to working with the community and continuing my work with general community health promotion and education.”

Perkins completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at USU, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in community health and a master’s degree in public health. During her graduate work, Perkins also served as a mentor to undergraduate students.

While working to achieve her degrees, Perkins also developed a fondness for the Cache Valley and took advantage of the many outdoor opportunities available. These have since become hobbies, as Perkins enjoys spending time mountain biking, competitive swimming backpacking, hiking, camping and being in the mountains.

Jeralyn Perkins

"Jeralyn is an enthusiastic person that is going to make a huge difference with students.  She has a great attitude about learning and will inspire students to do great things with their degrees.  We are so excited that she is joining us in the Brigham City region. " -Dan Black, Associate Vice President of the Brigham City Region


Writer:
Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing and Communications
marcus.jensen@usu.edu 

Contact:
Dan Black
Associate Vice President
Brigham City Region
dan.black@usu.edu 


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