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Dean Franks

Dr. Dean Franks

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. A. Dean Franks is an Assistant Professor in SoE at USM. They received their PhD (2017) in Curriculum and Instruction from TAMU, MA (2008) in English from SFASU, and BA (2004) in English from UCA. Their areas of specialization are Social-Emotional Learning, Academic Self-Concept as Motivation, Cultural Self-Concept Related to Education, Inferential Comprehension through Character Perspective Taking, Reading for Diverse Perspectives, STEM Literacy, Content Area Literacy, Reading Motivation, STEM Motivation, and LBGTQ+ educational experiences.

  • Literacy and Reading (PHD) - Texas A & M University-College Station (2017)
  • MA - Stephen F Austin State University (2008)
  • BA - University Of Central Arkansas (2004)
  • Motivated for STEM: Developing an understanding of highly motivated students’ self-image in STEM education, Science Educator,
  • Developing a community of academic writers: Using social media to support academic motivation, productivity, and accountability, The Journal of Literacy and Technology, 2019
  • Transacting With Characters: Teaching Children Perspective Taking With Authentic Literature, JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 2018, 10.1080/02568543.2018.1464529
  • Both Theory and Practice: Science Literacy Instruction and Theories of Reading, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, 2016, 10.1007/s10763-015-9661-2
  • Minding the Gap, Teaching at Work, 2015, 10.1007/978-94-6300-082-6_9
  • Beyond the Story Map: Inferential Comprehension via Character Perspective, READING TEACHER, 2015, 10.1002/trtr.1377
  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) Certified
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition

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Areas of Expertise

Social-Emotional Learning, Academic Self-Concept as Motivation, Cultural Self-Concept Related to Education, Inferential Comprehension through Character Perspective Taking, Reading for Diverse Perspectives, STEM Literacy, Content Area Literacy, Reading Motivation, STEM Motivation, and LBGTQ+ educational experiences