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Fast Class Video: Alex Perryman Presents ‘Making the Most of Lectures’

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of our Fast Class video series, which showcases faculty and staff members discussing their areas of interest and expertise.

Lectures have been, are, and always will be part of the collegiate academic experience.

Alex Perryman, assistant professor of management and finance, says lectures “do not teach you everything you need to know. However, they give you insight into what your lecturer considers to be important in the subject, help you identify and understand the key concepts, and stimulate you to think critically about the subject.”

With that in mind, Perryman uses this video to help students get the most out of lectures. He encourages active listening and good note taking, among other tips.

One big Perryman no-no: skipping lectures.

And it’s probably wise to not skip this video.

About Mr. Perryman

Prior to his employment at Keuka College, Perryman taught business, finance and economic courses at Wayne County Community College (Mich.) and Davenport University.

He spent more than 30 years in the automotive industry with Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Group LLC and has extensive experience in manufacturing, supply chains, auditing, finance, and accounting.

Perryman is currently a doctoral candidate at Lawrence Technological University in the Doctor in Business Administration program. His research interests include: macroeconomics, the subprime mortgage crisis, sports finance, and sports economics.

Perryman brings a wealth of knowledge to his non-classroom responsibilities, which include advising students, planning and evaluating Field Periods, and participating as an adviser to student activities, such as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

He may be contacted at aperryma@keuka.edu or (315) 279-5220.

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