Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Rev. (Douglas) Anthony Perkins is an Orthodox Christian priest, seminary professor, retired military intelligence officer, and a PhD student in comparative politics. He has presented and published work on comparative political parties, insurgency and counter-insurgency, Orthodox Christian theology, and the politics of religious rituals.

  • BA, UGA
  • MA, Ohio State University
  • MDiv, St. Sophia Seminary
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V. Rev. (Douglas) Anthony Perkins has won awards as a teacher (University of Georgia, Ohio State University, National Ground Intelligence Center) and researcher (National Ground Intelligence Center).  While serving as an intelligence analyst for the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), he helped design and implement a curriculum for training analysts throughout their career. He was the first NGIC analyst to serve as liaison and embedded analyst with US and coalition forces in Afghanistan, a position he held twice.  He retired from the Army in 2007 to become a parish priest and seminary professor and administrator.  In 2019, he left full-time ministry to move to Hartwell to take care of his family.  This has allowed him the opportunity to continue his work on a PhD in Political Science, this time at UGA (he was ABD at Ohio State when his post-9/11 reserve mobilization interrupted his progress).

Research Interests

ritual studies, political psychology, political culture