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I am professor in Measurement and Quantitative Methods within Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education within the College of Education and also in Fisheries and Wildlife within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.

As of 2015 I am MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics (referring to the quantitative study of social context).

 

I am affiliated with the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, the Education Policy Center and the Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT).

††††††††††† Bio: 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 currently a professor in Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education as well as in Fisheries and Wildlife and adjunct in Sociology at Michigan State University.His substantive interests include the study of schools as social organizations and the social embeddedness of natural resource use.His substantive areas are linked to several methodological interests: social network analysis, causal inference and multi-level models. His publications include quantitative methods for representing relations among actors in a social network, robustness indices for inferences, and the effects of social capital in schools and other social contexts.He teaches general introductory courses in research methods and quantitative methods as well as advanced courses in multivariate analysis and seminars in social network analysis and causal inference.Kenís current projects include a study of the effects of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on educational outcomes and how knowledge about climate change diffuses to policy-makers and educators.

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Educational Background

1988 - 1993 University of Chicago Department of Education, program in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis, Ph.D.

My dissertation concerned the use of an iterative partitioning clustering algorithm to identify cliques of actors in a network. Applications include identifying cliques of teachers in high schools, cliques of students in a single grade of high school, and subgroups of schools which exchange many students.
Chair: Anthony Bryk
Committee: Charles Bidwell, Benjamin Wright, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Dan Lortie and Bob Dreeben

1986-1988 University of Michigan School of Education, program in Higher and Adult Continuing Education,. Masters of Arts.
1981-1985 University of Michigan. Major in Statistics and English, Bachelor of Arts.

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Dr. Ken Frank
Room 462 Erickson Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Fax: 517-353-6393
Phone: 517-355-9567
Email: kenfrank@msu.edu

 

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