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Kenneth Frank

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MSU Foundation Professor

Ph.D., University of Chicago

462 Erickson


Kenneth Frank received his Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis from the School of Education at the University of Chicago in 1993. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and MSU Foundation professor of Sociometrics, professor in Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education; and adjunct (by courtesy) in Fisheries and Wildlife and Sociology at Michigan State University. His substantive interests include the study of schools as organizations, social structures of students and teachers and school decision-making, and social capital. His substantive areas are linked to several methodological interests: social network analysis, sensitivity analysis and causal inference (, and multi-level models. His publications include quantitative methods for representing relations among actors in a social network, robustness indices for sensitivity analysis for causal inferences, and the effects of social capital in schools, natural resource management, and other social contexts. Dr. Frank's current projects include Sensitivity Analysis; Study of Ambitious Math Instruction; The Balancing Voices framework for school governance; Teachers’ use of social media; Implementation of the Carbon-Time science curriculum; Social network intervention in natural resources and construction management; Effects of teaches’ critical race consciousness on disciplinart gaps.

Learn more about his career through his CV (2023).

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