Stephen F. Austin State University
Department of Elementary Education
Research Associate Grants
Morrine T. Perkins Research Associate
Recipient: Dr. Jeanie Gresham, Dr. Kimberly Welsh, Dr. Carolyn Davis
Research Purpose: To examine the distinguishing practices leading to exemplary student performance at the SFASU Charter School in the early years, middle years, and the present.
Wilma Perkins Jorgensen Research Associate
Recipient: Michelle Williams
Research Project: To determine whether there is a relationship between teachers' levels of empathy and students' perception of care in the classroom.
Marilyn Perkins Buie Research Associate
Recipient: Claudia Whitley
Research Purpose: To determine how colleges and universities identify teacher dispositions, assess dispositions, and strategies used to foster positive dispositions.
Margaret Hoover Perkins Research Professorship
Recipient: Dr. Carolyn Abel, Dr. Jannah Nerren
Research Purpose: To test the impact of indirect language stimulation techniques on preschoolers' early language development.
Link to Research Update: http://www.education.sfasu.edu/ele/classes/abel/language/ResearchUPDATE.ppt