Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was recently invited to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as a guest speaker for the Higher Education Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention, sponsored by the Michigan Prevention Network. He presented a day-long training session on “Social Norms Theory and Practice Promoting Healthy Campus Environments.” The event was attended by counselors, health educators and prevention specialists from colleges and universities throughout the state.
Perkins is a graduate of Purdue University, and he received his M.A., M. Div., M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the author of dozens of journal articles about substance abuse prevention and has been honored with national awards for his work in preventing alcohol and drug abuse in colleges and universities. His work with Professor David Craig is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a premiere model for substance abuse prevention.