Kenneth A. Frank

Kenneth A. Frank
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education


Kenneth A. Frank is a professor of measurement and quantitative methods, known for his expertise on social networks in educational settings. He joined the College of Education in January 1993, and has since become known as an innovative educator who draws on technological and pedagogical techniques to connect with his students.

Prior to MSU, Frank earned his BA in statistics and English and MA in higher and adult continuing education at the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD in measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago in 1993.

Frank’s research encompasses a wide range of areas, including sociology, fisheries, ecology, and more. He has been published in numerous journals, and in the past five years alone, has been the principal investigator or co- principal investigator on almost $13 million in external funding from the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant foundation, and more.