Research Grant Funded Projects

H. Wesley Perkins, Ph.D.


Project Director (with David W. Craig), U.S. Air Force, “Implementing and Assessing the Effectiveness of a U.S. Air Force Social Norms Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Abuse”, USAF grant through the USDA to Kansas State University and Hobart and William Smith Colleges ($222,335). Project designed, implemented, and demonstrated effectiveness of a social norms marketing intervention targeting Airmen age 18-24 at eight US Air Force bases located in the US and at international sites, 2011-2014.

Project Co-Director (with David W. Craig), U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Grant ($95,500), "Model Programs in Higher Education" grant recognizing and rewarding the Hobart and William Smith Alcohol Education Project as a program with demonstrated effectiveness in prevention of abuse among college students at Hobart and William Smith. Funding supports the continuation and enhancement of “Most Valuable Players – A Project Reinforcing Positive Norms, Correcting Misperceptions, and Reducing High Risk Drinking among Student-Athletes” and its dissemination to other colleges and universities, 2005-2007.

Project Co-Director (with David W. Craig), U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Grant ($250,104), for development and implementation of "Most Valuable Players--A Project Reinforcing Positive Norms, Correcting Misperceptions, and Reducing High Risk Drinking among Student-Athletes" at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2001-2003.

Project Director, U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Grant ($75,944), "Model Programs in Higher Education" grant recognizing and rewarding the Hobart and William Smith Alcohol Education Project as a program with demonstrated effectiveness in prevention of abuse among college students at Hobart and William Smith. Funding supports the continuation and enhancement of Project initiatives and the dissemination of strategies to other colleges and universities, 1999-2001.

Project Director, "Forgiveness, Health and Well-Being in the Lives of Post-Collegiate Young Adults." Campaign for Forgiveness Research Grant ($124,976), John Templeton Foundation, 1998-2001. See HWS News Release

Project Director, U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Grant ($22,681), for preparing a report "Disseminating Strategy and Results of a Theory-Based Program to Prevent Student Alcohol Abuse by Reducing Misperceived Norms," 1998-99.

Project Director, U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education, Drug and Violence Prevention Program Grant ($63,953), for development and implementation of a program for "Reducing Misperceptions and Raising Curricular Interest about Drinking and Other Drug Use and Violence on Campus" at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1996-98.

Project Director, Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($8,000) supporting Curriculum and Prevention Program Development and Professional Presentations on Alcohol Education and Collegiate Alcohol Abuse, 1997.

Grant Preparation Collaborator and Key Consultant, "Analysis Grant: Capturing and Analyzing Data on Student Misperception of Substance Abuse" (project directed by Dr. Philip Meilman, College of William and Mary). Drug Prevention Program Grant ($137,664), Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, to design a nationally applicable survey assessment instrument, 1994-96.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($20,000) supporting program development and professional presentations on "Alcohol Education and Collegiate Alcohol Abuse" (with Alan D. Berkowitz), 1995-96.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($63,000) continuing support of research and presentations on "Alcohol Problems in the Collegiate and Post­Collegiate Years of Young Adults" (with Alan D. Berkowitz), 1990-94.

Project Director, U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education, Drug Prevention Program Grant ($14,904), for development and presentation of paper on "Drug Abuse Prevention in Higher Education Based on Attribution Theory and Peer Norm Perception Theory," 1990-91.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($19,300) supporting research and presentations on "Alcohol Problems in the Collegiate and Post­Collegiate Years of Young Adults," 1988-89.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($9,600) supporting "Educational Presentations on Collegiate Alcohol Problems for Public and Professional Audiences" (with Alan D. Berkowitz), 1986­87.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($85,500) for an ongoing research and education project (co­directed with Alan D. Berkowitz) on alcohol abuse among college students (noted above). This grant supported the continuation of educational and counseling services and additional research focusing on family relationships and legal influences in 1983­85.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grant ($29,240) for a project (co­directed with Alan D. Berkowitz) designing educational programs and conducting research on alcohol abuse among college students. This grant supported curriculum development and counseling services at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an extensive survey research project on attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions of norms with regard to alcohol consumption in the college setting in 1982­83.

Institute Scholar Fellowship, "Life­Span Human Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives," Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (sponsored jointly by the Center and the Social Science Research Council). Summer, 1980.

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