2009-2010 Projects

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.

Research Professorship

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