Berks College Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention
April 18, 2001
Sheraton Hotel, Wyomissing, PA

Encouraging Faculty Leadership in Prevention

David W. Craig, Ph.D.
Moorad Professor of Science
Department of Chemistry
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456


This session will present a number of models for growing faculty involvement in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention efforts in institutions of higher education. The relationship of prevention to curriculum and strategies of faculty-driven curriculum infusion will be discussed. A number of formal curricular structures that can facilitate the growth of ATOD content in the curriculum will also be explored with conference participants. In addition, models for faculty research contributions that can bring both scholarly recognition and grant funding opportunities to institutions that support such involvement will be described. Experiences from the United States Department of Education model program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will be presented as an example of how these strategies can be implemented on a college campus. Prevention outcomes will be shared.

Brief Biographical Sketch:

DAVID W. CRAIG is Moorad Professor of Science, Chair of Chemistry, Co-Director of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Alcohol Education Project, and a Center Associate for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention. With a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, he has become a leader in interdisciplinary program development particularly in the integration of the sciences into programs on health and wellness. He is the developer of electronic media resources for social norms marketing prevention campaigns and has promoted these strategies nationally at workshops for secondary schools and higher education. His Alcohol Education Project, with colleague Professor Perkins, received a "Model Program" award from the U. S. Department of Education in 1999.