Jeff Frank is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department. Before coming to St. Lawrence, he was a teacher educator at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. He earned his PhD in philosophy and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and he taught high school English in New York's Hudson Valley. As an undergraduate he studied philosophy and literature at Middlebury College.
His recently published commentary "Snowflakes or a Moral Vacuum" offers a brief statement of why he feels grateful to do the work he gets to do at St. Lawrence.
PhD in Philosophy and Education
BA in Philosophy
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Summa Cum Laude, Highest Honors in Philosophy
- John T. Andrews Prize (Given to top philosophy student)
Presentations, Exhibitions, Performances and Published Work:
- Frank, J. (2018). Stanley Cavell and the Questioning of the Foregone: Openness to Conversion as a Political Act. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, 5, 4-17.
- Frank, J. (2018). Snowflakes, or Moral Vacuum. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=22276
- Frank, J. (2017). Love and Work: A Reading of John Williams' Stoner. Ethics and Education, 12(2), 233-242.
- Frank, J. (2017). Bound to the mimetic or the transformative? Considering other possibilities. Education and Culture, 33(1), 23-40.
- Frank, J. (2017). Realizing a democratic community of teachers: John Dewey and the idea of a science of education. Education Sciences. [Invited contribution on the 100th anniversary of John Dewey’s Democracy and Education]
- Frank J. & Rukki, C. [St. Lawrence Student] (2016). A citation analysis of philosophy of education journals. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 26(2), 191-199.
- Frank, J. (2015). Demoralization and teaching: Lesson from the blues. Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook 2015, 127-134.
- Frank, J. (2015). Love and growth: On one aspect of James Baldwin’s significance for education. Teachers College Record, 117(9), 1-38.
- Frank, J. (2015). What is John Dewey doing in To Kill a Mockingbird? Education and Culture, 31(5), 45-59.
- Frank, J. (2014). James Baldwin’s “Everybody’s Protest Novel”: Educating our responses to racism. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46(1), 24-31.
- Frank, J. (2013). Mitigating against epistemic injustice in educational research. Educational Researcher, 42(7), 363-370.
- Frank, J. (2013). Reconstructing Deweyan growth: The significance of James Baldwin’s moral psychology. Education and Culture, 29(2), 121-132.
- Frank, J. (2013). The claims of documentary: Expanding the educational significance of documentary film. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 45(10), 1018-1027.
- Frank, J. (2012). The significance of the poetic in early childhood education: Stanley Cavell and Lucy Sprague Mitchell on language learning. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 31(4), 327-338.
- Frank, J. (2012). Imagining Wittgenstein’s adolescent: The educational significance of expression. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(4), 343-350.
- Frank, J. (2011). Can Perfectionism withstand the acknowledgment of slavery? Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook 2011, 381-387.
- Frank, J. (2011). Love and ruin(s): Robert Frost on moral repair. Educational Theory, 61(5), 587-600.
Regularly Taught Courses:
- EDUC 450: Principles of Teaching Adolescents: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- FYS: What Does it Mean to be Educated?
- Teacher Education
- American Philosophies of Education, in particular African American traditions
- John Dewey, James Baldwin, Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond and Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Poetry and the Poetics of Teaching
- By Appt.