The Richard Perry University Professorship

Richard Perry

In 2005, Penn Trustee Richard Perry established the first four Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) University Professorships. The PIK Program was created by President Gutmann as a University-wide initiative to recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines and who are appointed in at least two Schools at Penn.

A Wharton graduate, Richard C. Perry is President and Chief Executive Officer of Perry Capital, a private investment management firm that he co-founded in 1988. His philanthropy at Penn includes the creation of the Perry World House, a global policy research center that aims to advance interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the world’s most urgent global affairs challenges.


Adrian RaineCurrent Chairholder
Adrian Raine, PhD

Adrian Raine, PhD is the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds appointments in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Raine gained his undergraduate degree in experimental psychology at the University of Oxford and his PhD in psychology from the University of York (England). His interdisciplinary research focuses on the etiology and prevention of antisocial, violent, and psychopathic behavior in children and adults. He has published 375 journal articles and book chapters and seven books, and he has given 335 invited presentations in 26 countries. His latest book, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime, reviews the brain basis of violence and draws future implications for the punishment, prediction, and prevention of offending, as well as the neuroethical concerns surrounding this work. Dr. Raine is the past President of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and received an honorary degree from the University of York in 2015.