Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D.

Daniel Perkins

Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D., is a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy at Penn State University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1995. Dr. Perkins' work involves teaching, research, and outreach through the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. His scholarship involves the integration of research and practice in three focus areas: (1) Healthy Family Development – increase resiliency through evidence-based, strength-based educational programming; (2) Implementation Science – program evaluation and metric development; and (3) Community Collaboration – promote strategies for mobilizing communities in support of children, youth, and families. His most recent effort is the development of the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, which is designed to build science-based practice for promoting principles of effectiveness in evidenced-based programming to enhance Military Family health, well-being, and readiness. Dr. Perkins has conducted numerous studies on the use of evidence-based programs designed to enhance child, youth, and family health and well-being and the prevention of problem behaviors in children and youth. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, University of Arizona, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Wallace Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, United States Air Force, United States Navy, and United States Marine Corps.