Jeff Frank

Professor and Chair Education Department

PhD in Philosophy and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

BA in Philosophy
Middlebury College
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Thesis Awarded Highest Honors; John T. Andrews Prize (Top Philosophy Student)

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Jeff Frank is a Professor of Education. He is tremendously grateful to work at St. Lawrence and looks forward to working with any SLU student interested in education. Please reach out if you have questions!

He was selected for the Owen D. Young Faculty Award by the senior class in 2023 and 2019. His 2019 lecture was "Character as Lived Defense of Liberal Education" and his 2023 lecture was "Getting Unstuck."

His first book Teaching in the Now was published in 2019 as was his second book Being a Presence for Students: Teaching as a Lived Defense of Liberal Education; a list of his publications can be found at Google Scholar.

He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and he taught high school English and coached three sports in New York's Hudson Valley. As an undergraduate, he studied philosophy and literature at Middlebury College.

He lives with his wife and four children steps away from the St. Lawrence campus, and you will often find them walking around campus and cheering for the Saints at as many games as they can get to.

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