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Samuel S. Perkins

Samuel S. Perkins, PhD

Associate Professor of Education
PhD, Georgia State University
sperkins@mail.barry.edu
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.

Education

  • 1997 PhD 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

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:

  • Cultural Diversity in American Education
  • Language Development for ESOL Students

I developed and taught the following specialist course with superior student evaluations:

  • Directed Research

I developed and taught the following masters courses, all with superior student evaluations:

  • Methodology of Research
  • Visionary Leadership in Education
  • Applied Linguistics (face-to-face and online) – By developing the online version of this course, I provided the first online TESOL course at Barry University.
  • Methods of Teaching K-12 ESL Students
  • Cross Cultural Communication and Understanding
  • Cultivating Culturally Responsive Educational Leaders
  • ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development
  • Testing and Evaluation of ESOL

I developed and taught the following undergraduate courses, all with superior student evaluations:

  • Applied Linguistics (face-to-face and online) – By developing the online version of this course, I provided the first online TESOL course at Barry University.
  • Comprehensive ESOL Strategies
  • Methods of Teaching K-12 ESL Students
  • Cross Cultural Communication and Understanding
  • ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development
  • Testing and Evaluation of ESOL
  • Children's Literature (online)
  • Evaluation and Measurement in Education
  • Foundations of Education Accomplished Practices Seminar (I also Chaired the committee to develop this course in addition to collaborating to develop rubrics to assess mastery of the FEAPs.)
1999

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

2009

Student advisor, undergraduate education; in 2004, I received an Apple Award (based on recommendation from students) given in appreciation for leading educators.

2008

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.

2003

Member of Dissertation Committees, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Educational Leadership


Publications

  • 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).

Presentations

International

2011Hsu, 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.
2004What You Can Do with Blackboard: A TESOL Experience; SITE Conference
2002From 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.)

National

2008Farrell, 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)
2003Net-a-Morphosis in Teacher Education; American Educational Research Association AERA Annual Meeting

Regional

2010Roseman, F., Perkins, S., & Ban, R. Cultural knowledge and the skills and beliefs of pre-service teachers. Southeastern Regional TESOL Conference
2004Implications for Distance Learning Course Design: Expert vs. Novice Learners; Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Conference
2003You Too Can Teach with Blackboard; SRATE Conference
2000Statistics Does Not Have to Be Sadistic; SRATE Conference

State

2009Culture: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities; Sunshine State TESOL Conference
2007Empowering diverse learners through holistic tutoring; Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Conference
2004Benefits of Blackboard: A TESOL Experience; Sunshine State TESOL Conference
2002One 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
2001Mucho Multicultural Methods; FATE Conference
Mucho Multicultural Methods; Sunshine State TESOL Conference
1988Attitudes and Actions: Teacher Preparation Programs in English as a Second Language and Intensive English Programs; Sunshine State TESOL Conference
1996Team Spirit; Georgia TESOL Conference

Local

2011Roseman, F., Perkins, S., & Ban, R. Diversity and culture: Impacts on learning. Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) Annual Teaching and School Leadership Conference
2009Brandford, 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
2007A Culturally Informed Tutoring Program for Graduate Taiwanese ESL Students; Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Research Day, Barry University

Professional Leadership and Service

2011Article reviewer, Journal of Curriculum and Instruction
2009Participant, Anker Department Chair Conference
Book reviewer: Kahveci, M. (2009).
Shared perceptions of professors about instructional interactivity. Saarbrucken, Germany
2008Folio 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
2007Member, Leadership Academy, Association for Teacher Educators
Book reviewer, The Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Handbook (3rd ed.)
Proposal Reviewer, Sunshine State TESOL Conference
2007, 2005Proposal Reviewer, PDK Research Day, Barry University
2006Proposal Reviewer, FATE Conference
Article Reviewer, FATE Journal
2005 - 2007Secretary, Sunshine State TESOL
Treasurer, PDK Chapter
2005Secretary, Miami Dade TESOL
Article Reviewer, Action in Teacher Education
Participation, invitation-only Monarch Center Grant Proposal Development

Workshop

2004 - 2007Member, Executive Board, Sunshine State TESOL
Secretary and Member of Executive Board, FATE
2004 - 2006Secretary, 2006 International TESOL Convention
2004 - 2005Member, Planning Committee, First Annual Barry University PDK Research Day
Co-Secretary and Member of Executive Committee, Faculty Senate, Barry University
2004Participant, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher (NCATE) Site Visit

Training

2003 - 2004Professional Development Schools Liaison
2002 - 2005Member, Faculty Senate, Barry University
Chair, Faculty Awards Committee, Barry University
2001 - 2005; 2007Consultant, development and revision of the FTCE (Florida Teacher Certification Exam) in areas of English, English as a Second Language, and Reading
2001 - 2005Co-Editor, Edlink Newsletter
2001, 2002, 2004Participant, Curriculum Infusion Institute on Family Involvement (also presented at the 2004 Institute)
2001 - 2003Member of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee for SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) accreditation; in conjunction with this role, served as Chairperson of the Planning and Evaluation of Educational Programs Subcommittee
2000 - 2002Co-Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society
2000Developer of web page of ideas of activities for ESL educators; address is http://www.geocities.com/drsperkins

Community Leadership and Service

2011Volunteer, Community Partnership for the Homeless
2010Participant, Ft. Lauderdale AIDS Walk
2008Contributor of textbooks to students in Dominica
2006 - 2007Big Brother
2005Contributor, Christmas Toy Drive
2004Contributor, Grenada Hurricane Relief Fund Effort
2001 - 2002Participant, Miami Beach AIDS Walk
1997 - 2003Member, 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)
1999Volunteer ESL tutor (children, adolescents, and adults); New Delhi, India

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