Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies
Frank was born and raised in Southern California and is a first-generation college student. He attended Mt. San Jacinto College, CSU Los Angeles, CSU, Fullerton, and is finishing a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at UC, Riverside. Frank holds a Bachelors in Sociology: Law and Society and Master’s degrees in Sociology and in Ethnic Studies. His dissertation “Why We Need Ethnic Studies IE” examines the qualitative experiences and academic outcomes of Students of Color who complete ethnic studies courses. The project highlights the rise of the ethnic studies movement and how these courses benefit California’s growing Student of Color population.