Samuel S. Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D., Georgia State University
305-899-4826 (toll-free 1-800-756-6000, ext 4826)
Dr. Perkins is an Associate Professor at Barry University. He earned his doctoral degree in Higher Education with a specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Georgia State University.
Dr. Perkins is the Director of the Bachelor of Science (with Masters Option) Program.
His research interests include transformative education, culture, and language development.
- 1997 Ph.D. in Higher Education (with specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); Georgia State University
- Dissertation title: Bridging the Gaps: The Relationship between Teacher Preparation Programs in English as a Second Language and Intensive English Programs
- 1994 Master of Education; Mercer University
- Thesis title: A Peer - Tutoring Intervention in Fourth-Grade Mathematics
- 1981 Bachelor of Science in Accounting; North Georgia College
- 1979 Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Gainesville (Jr.) College
Professional Administration Experience
|2009 - Present|
Director, Bachelor of Science in Education/Master of Science in Education Program
This seamless program is a unique program in which students may earn bachelor's and master's degrees in education. There are three choices of undergraduate majors: Infancy to Early Childhood (Grade 3), Early to Middle Childhood (Kindergarten to Grade 6), and Special Education (Kindergarten to Grade 12).There are four choices of middle school (grades 5 – 9) minors: Social Sciences, Mathematics, English, and General Science. Also, students in this program earn both State of Florida ESOL and reading endorsements. This program is built upon the themes of social justice, professional development, socio/political community contexts, and critical thinking/ problem solving.
Beginning in 2007, I Co-Chaired the committee that developed the curriculum for this program in addition to collaborating on developing the initial Florida Department of Education (FDOE) folio for the Program. I collaborated with the Dean and faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences to schedule program courses and for curriculum development and refinement.
|2007 - 2009|
Department Chair, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Barry University
As Chair of the Early and Middle Childhood Education Department, I have led the undergraduate and graduate programs in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Montessori, and TESOL. This involves developing and/or supervising the development of semester course schedules and annual program and departmental budgets; supervising the program, curricular, (online and face-to-face) course, and syllabi development and refinement for the Department; monitoring student advisement; collaborating in student recruitment and marketing endeavors; supervising collection, analysis, and communication of data and information for accreditation and program reviews; securing, mentoring, and evaluating full-time and adjunct faculty; representing the Department at meetings and functions within and outside of the University; performing financial analyses of program sites for the purposes of closing or consolidating the sites; and collaborating with other Department Chairs
|2005 - 2010|
TESOL Coordinator, Barry University
In this position mandated by the FDOE for state-approved programs. I have served as the liaison between the FDOE and the University in terms of receiving and communicating information related to TESOL; gathering, synthesizing, and reporting TESOL data and information for purposes including accreditation and program reviews; and monitoring the credentials of full-time and adjunct faculty teaching TESOL courses and other courses in the ESOL-infused programs.
|2005 - 2007|
Director, TESOL Department, School of Education, Barry University
As Director of the TESOL Department, I developed the semester course schedules and annual budgets for the Department; supervised the development and refinement of curricula, (online and face-to-face) courses, and syllabi for the TESOL undergraduate and graduate courses; supervised student advisement; collaborated in student recruitment and departmental marketing; secured, mentored, and evaluated full-time and adjunct faculty members; and represented the Department within and outside of the University.
|2002 - 2004|
Program Coordinator, School of Education, Barry University
As Coordinator of the undergraduate Kendall Elementary Day Program, which at the time was the undergraduate program with the most students, I developed the semester course schedules and annual budget for the Program; supervised student advisement; participated in student recruitment and program marketing; secured and mentored full-time and adjunct faculty members; mentored students in completing their portfolios to document mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs); and represented the Program within and outside of the University.
Professional Teaching Experience
|2007 - Present|
Associate Professor of Education, Barry University
|2000 - 2007|
Assistant Professor of Education, Barry University
I developed and taught the following doctoral courses, all with superior student evaluations:
I developed and taught the following specialist course with superior student evaluations:
I developed and taught the following masters courses, all with superior student evaluations:
I developed and taught the following undergraduate courses, all with superior student evaluations:
Instructor, School of Education, University of Miami
I developed and taught masters level TESOL courses.
|1997 - 1999|
Instructor, English Language Institute, University of Miami
I developed and taught listening, speaking, reading, writing, and study skills courses to beginning, intermediate, and advanced adult ESL students in addition to developing curricula.
|1994 - 1997|
Instructor, English Language Institute, Mercer University
I developed and taught listening, speaking, reading, and writing courses to beginning, intermediate, and advanced adult ESL students in addition to developing curricula.
|1991 - 1994|
Elementary Teacher, Gwinnett and Dekalb County Public Schools, Georgia
Professional Advising and Mentoring Experience
Student advisor, undergraduate education; in 2004, I received an Apple Award (based on recommendation from students) given in appreciation for leading educators.
Chair of Dissertation Committees, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
|2004 - 2007|
Student advisor, masters in TESOL programs; this role included serving as advisor to cohorts of Taiwanese ESL students earning their Masters in TESOL Degrees, thus developing my knowledge and skills of issues and paperwork involving international students.
Member of Dissertation Committees, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Educational Leadership
- Hsu, H. T., Huang, H. Y., Ban, R., & Perkins, S. (2011). The influences of the English article knowledge, writing self-efficacy, and general English ability upon foreign language writing anxiety. 2011 National Pingtung University of Education, English Department Conference, 231-242.
- Perkins, S. S. (2009). Culturally proficient educators and students: Partners in transforming challenges into opportunities. In J. M. Govoni (Ed.), Preparing the way: Teaching ELLs in the K-12 classroom.
- Perkins, S. S. (2007). Culture: The ever-present enigma. In J. M. Govoni (Ed.), Perspectives on teaching K-12 English Language Learners (pp. 71-90). Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing.
- Rodriguez, D., Pelaez, G., Perkins, S., & Luterbach, K. (2005). Linking multiple intelligences into the TESOL curriculum through technology. Sunshine State TESOL Journal, 4(1), 11-17.
- Perkins, S. S., & Giordano, V. A. (2004). Distance learning interactions: Implications for design. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 15 (1/2), 105-117.
- Farrell, J., Giordano, V., Paneque, O., Perkins, S., Rodriguez, D., Stallions, M., & Yeatts, K. (2003). Net-a-Morphosis in Teacher Education. ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 477 802.
- Perkins, S. S., & Giordano, V. A. (2002). One size does not fit all: Distance learning course designs for all learners. Florida Association of Teacher Educators Journal. Available at http://fate1.org/library/ejournal/2002/13_Perkins_Giordano.pdf
- Perkins, S. (2001). Mucho multicultural methods for PreK to sixth grade. E Journal of FATE (Florida Association for Teacher Educators).
Perkins, S. S. (2001). ESL students learn in the same ways as other children: Theory and practice for mainstream teachers of ESL students. TESOL Academy: Teaching Bilingual Children.
- Perkins, S. (1998). Attitudes and actions: Teacher preparation programs in ESL and IEPs. ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics.
- Perkins, S. S. (1997). Bridging the gaps: The relationship between teacher preparation programs of English as a Second Language and Intensive English Programs. Dissertation Abstracts International, 58(10).
|2011||Hsu, H. T., Huang, H. Y., Ban, R., & Perkins, S. S. (2011). The Influences of the English Article Knowledge, Writing Self-Efficacy, and General English Ability upon Foreign Language Writing Anxiety. 2011National Pingtung University of Education, English Department Conference. Taiwan, Pingtung: National Pingtung University of Education, English Department.|
|2004||What You Can Do with Blackboard: A TESOL Experience; SITE Conference|
|2002||From a Distance; SITE Conference (This presentation reported the results of a study examining undergraduate and graduate student interaction with the content and technologies of the online version of the Applied Linguistics course I developed.)|
|2008||Farrell, J., Vernaza, N., Perkins, S., Ricketts-Duncan, J. L., & Kimbar, D. (2008). Transcending boundaries and borders: Constructing living theory through multidimensional inquiry. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)|
|2003||Net-a-Morphosis in Teacher Education; American Educational Research Association AERA Annual Meeting|
|2010||Roseman, F., Perkins, S., & Ban, R. Cultural knowledge and the skills and beliefs of pre-service teachers. Southeastern Regional TESOL Conference|
|2004||Implications for Distance Learning Course Design: Expert vs. Novice Learners; Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Conference|
|2003||You Too Can Teach with Blackboard; SRATE Conference|
|2000||Statistics Does Not Have to Be Sadistic; SRATE Conference|
|2009||Culture: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities; Sunshine State TESOL Conference|
|2007||Empowering diverse learners through holistic tutoring; Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Conference|
|2004||Benefits of Blackboard: A TESOL Experience; Sunshine State TESOL Conference|
|2002||One Size Does Not Fit All: Distance Learning Course Design for All Learners; FATE Conference|
The Multicultural Mirror: Becoming Aware of Our Own Multiculturalism; Sunshine State TESOL Conference
The Multicultural Mirror: Becoming Aware of Our Own Multiculturalism; Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Conference
|2001||Mucho Multicultural Methods; FATE Conference|
Mucho Multicultural Methods; Sunshine State TESOL Conference
|1988||Attitudes and Actions: Teacher Preparation Programs in English as a Second Language and Intensive English Programs; Sunshine State TESOL Conference|
|1996||Team Spirit; Georgia TESOL Conference|
|2011||Roseman, F., Perkins, S., & Ban, R. Diversity and culture: Impacts on learning. Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) Annual Teaching and School Leadership Conference|
|2009||Brandford, J., Callaghan, K., DiBello, L., Giordano, V., Harris-Looby, J. H., Perkins, S., Roseman, F., & Weitman, C. A human rights approach to education: Understanding the framework provided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ending Poverty Undergraduate Conference, Barry University|
Cultural Proficiency as a Vehicle for Societal Transformation; Palm Beach County Language and Culture Conference
Perkins, S., & Roseman, F. Preparing educators to transform global communities through a social justice framework: A case study of one program
|2007||A Culturally Informed Tutoring Program for Graduate Taiwanese ESL Students; Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Research Day, Barry University|
Professional Leadership and Service
|2011||Article reviewer, Journal of Curriculum and Instruction|
|2009||Participant, Anker Department Chair Conference|
Book reviewer: Kahveci, M. (2009).
Shared perceptions of professors about instructional interactivity. Saarbrucken, Germany
|2008||Folio Reviewer, Florida Department of Education|
Book reviewer: Gruenewald, D. A., & Smith, G. A. (Eds.) (2008). Place-Based
Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum
|2007||Member, Leadership Academy, Association for Teacher Educators|
Book reviewer, The Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Handbook (3rd ed.)
Proposal Reviewer, Sunshine State TESOL Conference
|2007, 2005||Proposal Reviewer, PDK Research Day, Barry University|
|2006||Proposal Reviewer, FATE Conference|
Article Reviewer, FATE Journal
|2005 - 2007||Secretary, Sunshine State TESOL|
Treasurer, PDK Chapter
|2005||Secretary, Miami Dade TESOL|
Article Reviewer, Action in Teacher Education
Participation, invitation-only Monarch Center Grant Proposal Development
|2004 - 2007||Member, Executive Board, Sunshine State TESOL|
Secretary and Member of Executive Board, FATE
|2004 - 2006||Secretary, 2006 International TESOL Convention|
|2004 - 2005||Member, Planning Committee, First Annual Barry University PDK Research Day|
Co-Secretary and Member of Executive Committee, Faculty Senate, Barry University
|2004||Participant, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher (NCATE) Site Visit|
|2003 - 2004||Professional Development Schools Liaison|
|2002 - 2005||Member, Faculty Senate, Barry University|
Chair, Faculty Awards Committee, Barry University
|2001 - 2005; 2007||Consultant, development and revision of the FTCE (Florida Teacher Certification Exam) in areas of English, English as a Second Language, and Reading|
|2001 - 2005||Co-Editor, Edlink Newsletter|
|2001, 2002, 2004||Participant, Curriculum Infusion Institute on Family Involvement (also presented at the 2004 Institute)|
|2001 - 2003||Member of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee for SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation; in conjunction with this role, served as Chairperson of the Planning and Evaluation of Educational Programs Subcommittee|
|2000 - 2002||Co-Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society|
|2000||Developer of web page of ideas of activities for ESL educators; address is http://www.geocities.com/drsperkins|
Community Leadership and Service
|2011||Volunteer, Community Partnership for the Homeless|
|2010||Participant, Ft. Lauderdale AIDS Walk|
|2008||Contributor of textbooks to students in Dominica|
|2006 - 2007||Big Brother|
|2005||Contributor, Christmas Toy Drive|
|2004||Contributor, Grenada Hurricane Relief Fund Effort|
|2001 - 2002||Participant, Miami Beach AIDS Walk|
|1997 - 2003||Member, Circle of Light Metropolitan Community Church; served in the following roles:|
Secretary, Board of Directors (2002 – 2003)
Leader, Lector Ministry (2001 – 2003)
Treasurer, Board of Directors (2000 – 2002)
Recipient, Outstanding Service in Ministry Award (2002)
|1999||Volunteer ESL tutor (children, adolescents, and adults); New Delhi, India|