Betty Perkinson, PhD

Occupation: Literature and Language Professor
Born: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 5, 1947

Education:
ArtsD, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (2009)
MS in Reading, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (1981)
BS in English, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (1970)

Certifications:
Certified Education Specialist, Developmental Studies, Appalachian State University (1999)

Career:
Faculty, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA (1979-Present)
Faculty, Eighth Grade Developer, Implementer, Leader, Frederick Military Academy, Portsmouth, VA (1973-1979)

Career Related:
Consultant, Magna Carta Consultant, LLC, Gainsville, VA (2008-Present); Chair, Media Board Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, VA (2001-2004); Visiting Professor, University of Bialystok, Poland (1999); Exchange Professor, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (1996-1997); Visiting Faculty, Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic (1995); Faculty, Portsmouth City Public Schools (1970-1971); Chair, Faculty, Senate, Portsmouth Campus

Civic:
Youth Group Leader, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Suffolk, VA (1974-1978)

Creative Works:
Columnist, Suffolk Magazine; Author, “Chocolates”; Contributor, Columns, Newspapers; Contributor, Textbooks; Co-author, “Reading, Thinking, Writing”

Awards:
Sabbatical Award, Tidewater Community College (2004-2005); Chancellors Fellow, Virginia Community College Systems (2004-2005); Student Choice Award (1998); Appreciation Award (1995); Outstanding Advisor Award, Government Association, Tidewater Community College (1993); Return-To-Industry Grant, Tidewater Community College (1984); Virginia Community College First Instructional Leadership Class Award

Memberships:
State Chairman, Delta Kappa Gamma (1998-2000); President, Delta Kappa Gamma (1989-1990); President, National PTA (1985-1986); Rotary International

Religion:
Presbyterian

Family:
Daughter of Joseph Heber Jolly; Ethel Mae Kennedy-Jolly
Married James Earl Perkinson (4/6/1968)
Children: Rebecca Caroline Day Lewis; Christina Elizabeth Thornburg; James Earl III

Hobbies:
Reading; Writing; Travel

Email:
bperkinson@tcc.edu

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)

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