Dr. Perkins received his undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Cincinnati and his graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico and Indiana University. Following graduation, he joined Shell Oil Company’s research group in Coral Gables, Florida, studying modern marine sediments of South Florida and the Caribbean. He attended Diver’s Training Academy in Fort Lauderdale and qualified as a SCUBA instructor. After his industrial experience, Dr. Perkins joined the faculty at Duke University where he taught Environmental Geology, Tropical Marine Geology, and Hydrocarbon Exploration for 32 years. He has conducted extensive research in South Florida, the Bahamas, and the British West Indies and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in professional journals. His extensive experience in conducting marine research in the Caribbean has provided the backdrop for this, his first novel, Currents of Deceit.
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