Frank elected to National Academy of Education

Ken Frank, a CSIS member and collaborator, is a pioneer in developing techniques for statistical analysis that are used broadly by fellow researchers and lead to new understandings about what’s happening in schools.

Michigan State University Professor Kenneth Frank has been elected this spring to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education.

Frank is the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics with appointments in Measurement and Quantitative Methods, Sociology and Fisheries and Wildlife. He was one of 22 new members announced in 2021. 

Frank is known internationally for his research on social networks, particularly among educators, and how they relate to critical issues such as teacher induction and retention, mathematics instruction and school governance.

He is a pioneer in developing techniques for statistical analysis that are used broadly by fellow researchers and lead to new understandings about what’s happening in schools.

“Professor Ken Frank is one of our nation’s best methodologists who not only works on developing new methods for understanding networks and what it means to have a significant effect,” said Barbara Schneider, John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor at MSU. “But he is also a thoughtful and willing mentor to faculty and students alike regarding how to improve the quality of their educational research, whether at a basic level or in influencing policy as well.”

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