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language educator , linguist

Francine Harriet Frank, American language educator, linguist. Named Fulbright-Hays professor Rome, 1971-1972, Buenos Aires, 1980.

Background

Frank, Francine Harriet was born on April 18, 1931 in Brooklyn. Daughter of William Myron and Irma (Turteltaub) Wattman.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, New York University, 1952;Master of Arts in Linguistics, Cornell Univercity, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois, 1955.

Career

Instructor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1955-1957;language training officer, Intergovtl. Committee for European Migration, Geneva, 1957-1966;from assistant to associate professor Spanish and linguistics, State University of New York, Albany, since 1966;assistant dean college arts and science, State University of New York, Albany, 1972-1973;director linguistics program, State University of New York, Albany, 1973-1985;associate dean college humanities and fine arts, State University of New York, Albany, 1985-1986;acting dean college humanities and fine arts, State University of New York, Albany, 1986-1987;dean college humanities and fine arts, State University of New York, Albany, 1987-1993;professor women's studies, State University of New York, Albany, 1990-1997;professor emerita, State University of New York, Albany, since 1997. Consultant in field.

Works

Membership

President Millay Colony Arts, Austerlitz, New York, 1986-1999. Board directors Neighborhood Resource Center, Albany, since 1986, Capital Region Center Arts in Education, 1987—2009, Capital Repertory Company, 1989-1998, trustee council since 1998, Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer, since 2005. Advisory board Capitol Chamber Artists.

Member Modern Language Association, Linguistic Society of America, National Women's Studies Association, Fulbright Alumni Association, Torch Club, Zonta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, art, music.

Connections

Married Peter J. Frank, June 13, 1954 (divorced 1959).

father:
William Myron Wattman

mother:
Irma (Turteltaub) Wattman

spouse:
Peter J. Frank