Keli A. Perrin
office: 300D Dineen Hall
College of Law alumna Keli A. Perrin joined SPL in 2006. In her role as Managing Director, she oversees programming—including three graduate certificate programs, two speaker series, and SPL’s Security in the Middle East program—as well as online course development, program assessment, and multiple research projects. Her research focuses on topics related to homeland security, critical infrastructure, emergency management, and privacy law. She is part of a NSF-supported multidisciplinary research team studying the privacy impacts of distributed energy markets.
Perrin’s current course offerings include a first-year law course, National Security Lawyering, and a team-taught interdisciplinary course, Smart Grid: Security, Privacy and Economics. She is a regular co-instructor in the cross-college graduate course, Crisis and Disaster Management.
For seven years, Perrin administered SPL’s Research Center, which provides an opportunity for graduate and law students to explore—for real-world clients—research topics such as national security leaks, victim compensation, private security contracting, fusion centers, immigration law and border security policy, mutual aid in disaster response, and the domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Before joining SPL, Perrin served as law clerk to the Hon. David N. Hurd, US District Judge for the Northern District of New York. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and the Northern District of New York. Additionally, she is a member of the New York State Emergency Manager’s Association and New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Mass Disaster Response.
Perrin graduated magna cum laude from SU’s College of Law in 2004. A joint degree student, she also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School. Her bachelor’s of science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology was earned from the SUNY Institute of Technology, where she majored in thermodynamics.