Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was a guest speaker at the Annual Union County School Task Force Conference in Clark, N.J., on May 14. He was invited to give two presentations, one on “Using Social Norms in Bullying Prevention” and the other on “Using Social Norms in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention.” The conference was attended by more than 100 educators and health promotion specialists working in secondary education settings and risk prevention agencies in northern New Jersey.
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 David Craig, professor of chemistry at HWS, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a premiere model for substance abuse prevention.