Wes Perkins, professor of sociology, was featured in a Jan. 16 New York Times article titled “Just Say No? No Need Here” that discusses binge drinking on college campuses.
Click here to read the story “Just Say No?”.
Perkins has served as a consultant and keynote speaker for schools across the country, for state and national drug abuse agencies, and has testified at a Senate hearing on problems of collegiate alcohol abuse.
He is director of the Alcohol Education Project at the Colleges, an initiative providing research, educational resources, and strategies to reduce alcohol and other drug abuse. The Project has received a national award from the U.S. Department of Education, and Perkins has personally received the Outstanding Service Award given by the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.
Perkins has been at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for more than 20 years. He received the B.A. in sociology from Purdue University, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and the M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University.