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Robert Perkins

Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair

Address: 86 Wentworth Street, #319
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00-5:00, Wednesday 2:00-5:00 and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.8042
E-mail: perkinsr@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://perkinsr.people.cofc.edu/


I am a faculty member in the Teacher Education department within the School of Education, Health and Human Performance at the College of Charleston. I have taught technology, special education and secondary education courses as well as supervised clinical practice interns in both programs.

My research interests have revolved around instructional technology including hypermedia and uses of the World Wide Web, technology use in secondary social studies and assistive technology in educational settings. My publications have included solo works as well as collaboration with Brenda Roughton, an elementary school teacher (and my wife) and graduate students.

Personally, I am interested in running, music, especially classic rock and blues (I am a frustrated wannabe guitarist) and my 1994 Mustang GT.


Education

  • Ed. D. West Virginia University, Curriculum & Instruction, 1989.
    Thesis: Instructional Design and Interactive Videodisc in CAI
  • M.A.T. West Virginia University, Special Education, 1983.
  • B.A. University of Massachusetts, Political Science, 1974

Research Interests

  • Instructional Technology
  • Assistive Technology
  • Secondary Social Studies
  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught


Honors and Awards

1996 - Nominated for Technology Educator of the Year, South Carolina Association for Educational Technology

2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - Nominated for the College of Charleston Distinguished Service Award


Publications

Perkins Jr., R. F., McKnight, M. (2005). Teachers' Attitudes Toward WebQuests as a Method of Teaching..The Haworth Press, Inc.

"A case study of technology use in a variety of high school types." Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC, February 2008. Co­authors: Perkins Jr., Robert F., Grap,Lindsay, Little, Laura

"Is technology use the same in better performing schools compared to poor performing schools: A pilot study." Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL, February 2007. Co­authors: Perkins Jr., Robert F., Grap, Lindsay

EdTech Technology Conference, Myrtle BEach, SC, October 2006. "Using LiveText for electronic portfolios." SC EdTech Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, September 2005.

"Do Blogs and Wikis Have a Place in Your Classroom?." SC EdTech Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC., January 2005