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Perez, Lori, PhD(c)

Lori Perez, PhD(c)
Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Conservation Law College of Business School of Legal Studies
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7610
Room: 214 Harold Alfond Hall


Lori Perez is a faculty member in the School of Legal Studies at Husson University, where she leads the Conservation Law Program.  She teaches wildlife and marine law courses, conservation law enforcement, wildlife trafficking, and other conservation law enforcement and criminal justice courses.  Beyond classroom instruction, Professor Perez has guided students on experiential learning trips to Alaska and Yellowstone National Park.  She is also the advisor for criminal justice, forensic, and conservation law internships. 

She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University; an M.S. from Central Connecticut State University.  She will be completing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a focus on the impact of stress on conservation law enforcement officers in May of 2024.  

Before joining Husson University, Professor Perez was the Director/Professor of the Conservation Law Enforcement Program at Unity College and Interim Dean for the School of Biodiversity and Conservation. 

Before entering into Higher Education, Professor Perez was a Federal Officer with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, where she has worked in all of the eastern seaboard states and assignments in Iowa and Nebraska.  She was a Special Operations Response Team (SORT) member, acting as the designated EMT.  Her responsibilities encompassed presidential security assignments and operational tasks, including providing relief during natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.  She was also a certified Type II Wildland Fire Fighter, assisting with prescribed burns and responding to western wildfires.  Professor Perez received her law enforcement commission from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and holds a Full-time Law Enforcement certificate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA).