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Dr. Jennifer Frank

Associate Professor of Education (SPLED & SPSY)

Phone: 814-867-2865

308 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802-3108

Department(s)

  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Program(s)

  • Special Education

Biography

My work focuses on developing and evaluating school-based prevention practices that modify the social ecology of risk (school-family-peer-individual factors) that gives rise to high-incidence disabilities, and preparing the next generation of school-based professionals to implement high-quality prevention practices in school settings. I strive to do work that is interdisciplinary and draw from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to understand the determinants of risk and resilience. The ultimate goal of my teaching, research, and service activities is to create optimal social contexts to support academic learning that are sustainable in real-world settings. My current research interests include: school-based prevention, positive behavior supports, innovative statistical and experimental methods to validate evidence-based interventions, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness-based interventions.

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