Michael Perini, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Perini is the director of quality assurance at Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). He provides planning, project coordination, and management of the agency’s method of continuous program and process quality improvement and monitors the agency’s risk in areas of compliance and incident reporting, as is relates to service delivery, throughout the organizational ecosystem.

Prior to coming to NVFS in 2021, Michael served as a dean, director, professor and program manager in higher education settings for nearly 20 years. He worked in admissions, instruction, library circulation and reference, assessment, advising, healthcare, and administration. Michael’s strengths lie in assessment and analysis, and he is keen at solving problems utilizing unconventional approaches afforded by his diverse experience. Michael has published a book, numerous chapters, and articles on an assortment of topics, including identity theory, for-profit education, the public and civic good, distance education, library management and theory, student engagement, and martial arts theory.

Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in classics and history, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta, as well as a Master of Arts in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006. He was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi and completed the requirements for the Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies for higher education administration at George Mason University in 2011. Michael received his Doctor of Arts in community college education from George Mason University in spring 2015.

Michael also proudly serves his country and commonwealth as a commissioned officer in the military. He has been decorated for achievement on several occasions and oversaw and supported emergency operations on various deployments.

Michael resides in Springfield, VA with his family.