Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University
- M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
- B.A., Psychology (with High Distinction), The Pennsylvania State University
Alternate Contact Information
Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
The Allenway Building
311 South Allen Street, Suite 002
State College, PA 16801
- 75% Research
- 25% Extension
Research and Extension Areas
- Dissemination and Implementation Science
- Fidelity and Adaptation
- Evaluation: Process and Impact
- Youth and Family Resiliency
- PROSPER Model for implementing evidence based programs
- Youth, adolescent, and family development; resiliency in youth and families; Military family readiness, Type II translational research (implementation science), youth engagement in risk behaviors or in youth programs (sports); intervention and/or prevention programs; intersection between prevention science and promotion; community and civic engagement in youth; evaluations of youth and family strength-based, contextual influences on development; and collaboration and community development
- March 2012–August 2013 - Developing Evaluation Plans for Family Readiness Programs. Funded by National Institute for Food and Agriculture through a sub-contract with Purdue University
- October 2011–October 2013 - Resource Center for the Prevention of Child Obesity at the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. Funded by National Institute for Food and Agriculture
- April 2011–December 2012 - Evaluation and Refinement of Reserve Affairs Youth Ribbon Program Currciulum. Funded by National Institute for Food and Agriculture
- December 2010–June 2012 - Navy Youth Sports and Fitness Research Grant. Funded by National Institute for Food and Agriculture
July 2010–July 2013 - Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. Funded by National Institute for Food and Agriculture
Selected Research Publications
Aronson, K., Caldwell, L., & Perkins, D. F. (In Press). Assisting Military School-Aged Children and Families with School Transitions: The United States Marine Corps School Liaison Program. Psychology in the Schools.
Perkins, D. F., Feinberg, M. Greenberg, M., Johnson, L., Chilenski, S., Mincemoyer, C., & Spoth, R. 2011. Team Factors that Predict to Sustainability Indicators for Community-Based Prevention Teams. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34, 283-291.
Chauveron, L. M., & Perkins, D. F. 2009. Prevention in context: Classroom heterogeneity as a moderator of PATHS effectiveness. Journal of Children Services, 4 (1), 44-58.
Perkins, D. F. (2009). Community youth development. In J. Wood & J. Hine (Eds.), Working with young people (104-113). London: Sage.
Bumbarger, B. K., & Perkins, D. F. 2008. After Randomized Trials: Issues Related to Dissemination of Evidence-Based Interventions. Journal of Children Services, 3, 55-64.
Perkins, D. F. & Noam, G. 2007. Characteristics of Sports-based Youth Development Programs. New Directions for Youth Development, 115, 75-84.
Borden, L. M., & Perkins, D. F. 2006. Community youth development professionals: Providing the necessary supports. Child & Youth Care Forum, 35, 101-153.
Jones, K. R., & Perkins, D. F. 2006. Youth and adult perceptions of their relationships within community-based youth programs. Youth and Society, 38, 90-109.
Perkins, D. F., Mincemoyer, C. C., & Lillehoj, K. 2006. Extension educators’ perception of community readiness, knowledge of youth prevention science, and experience with collaboration. Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 98 (4), 20-26.
Ramos, D., & Perkins, D. F. 2006. Goodness of fit assessment of the Alcohol Intervention Program and the underlying theories of change. Journal of American College Health, 55, 57-64.
Scheve, J. A., Perkins, D. F., & Mincemoyer, C. C. 2006. Community team’s characteristics that foster youth engagement. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, 1, 8 pages.
Borden, L. M., Perkins, D. F., Villarruel, F. A., Carlton Hug, A, Stone, M., & Keith, J. G. 2006. Challenges and opportunities to Latino youth development: Increasing meaningful participation in youth development programs. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 28, 187-208.
Perkins, D. F., & Borden, L. M. 2006. Competitive Sports Pressure and Out-of-School Learning Experiences. In F. A. Villarruel, & T. Luster (Eds.), Adolescent mental health (239-256). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
Jones, K. R., & Perkins, D. F. 2005. Assessing perceptions to determine the quality of youth-adult relationships among community youth programs. Journal of Extension, 43, 1-14. Available online at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2005october/a5.shtml.
Mincemoyer, C., & Perkins, D. F. 2005. Measuring the impact of youth development programs: A national on-line youth life skills evaluation system. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (11 pages). Available online at: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pub/forum.html.
Perkins, D. F., & Caldwell, L. 2005. Resiliency, protective processes, promotion, and community youth development. In Witt, P., & Caldwell, L. (Eds.), Recreation and youth development (149-167). State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
Ansay, S., & Perkins, D. F. (2004). Interpreting outcomes: Using focus groups in evaluation research. Family Relations, 53, 310-316.
Perkins, D. F., & Borden, L. M. (2004). A multidimensional ecological examination of a youth development program for military dependent youth. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 27, 49-65.
Perkins, D. F., Jacobs, J., Barber, B, & Eccles, J. S. (2004). Childhood and adolescent sports participation as predictors of participation in sports and physical fitness activities during adulthood. Youth and Society, 35, 495-520.
Perkins, D. F., & Jones, K. R. (2004). Risk behaviors and resiliency within physically abused adolescents. Child Abuse and Neglect, 28, 547-563.
Perkins, D. F., & Borden, L. M. (2003). Risk factors, risk behaviors, and resiliency in adolescence. In R. M. Lerner, M. A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 6 developmental psychology (pp. 273-419).: Wiley.
Perkins, D. F., Borden, L. M., Keith, J. G., Hoppe-Rooney, T., & Villarruel, F. A. (2003). Community youth development: A partnership for creating a positive world. In F. A. Villarruel, D. F. Perkins, L. M. Borden, & J. G. Keith (Eds.), Community youth development: Practice, policy, and research (1-23). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Perkins, D. F., Luster, T., & Jank, W. (2002). Protective factors, physical abuse, and purging from community-wide surveys of female adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 17, 377-400.
Perkins, D. F., & Hartless, G. (2002). Suicide among adolescents: An ecological risk factor approach. Journal of Adolescent Research, 17, 3-26.
Ansay, S., & Perkins, D. F. (2001). The relationship between parental bonding and family reunification: A social bonding perspective. Family Relations, 50, 220-229.
Perkins, D. F. (2001). Issues facing rural youth and a framework for positive change. Journal of Family Relations and Human Development/Family Economics and Resource Management, 4, 122-130.