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Jennifer Frank

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pennsylvania State University
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Recent publications

  • Coding Semistructured Interviews: Examining Coaching Calls within the CARE for Teachers Program

    • DeWeese A
    • Jennings P
    • Brown J
    • et al.
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  • Discipline Referrals and Access to Secondary Level Support in Elementary and Middle Schools: Patterns Across African-American, Hispanic-American, and White Students

    • Vincent C
    • Tobin T
    • Hawken L
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Pennsylvania State University

August 2014 - Present

Research Associate

Pennsylvania State University- Prevention Research Center

February 2011 - Present

Research Associate

University of Oregon

June 2008 - February 2011(3 years)

Research Associate

Learning Sciences Institute - Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

June 2006 - June 2008(2 years)

Research Assistant

Wisconsin Center for Education Research

August 1998 - July 2006(8 years)


IES Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of Oregon

August 2008 - August 2010(2 years)

PhD in Educational Psychology - Minor: Prevention Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

August 2004 - January 2008(3 years)

Intern - Wisconsin Internship Corsortium in Professional Psychology

August 2005 - July 2006(a year)

BA: Psychology and BSW: Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison

August 1995 - January 2000(4 years)

Intern - Waisman Center on Developmental Disabilities

August 1998 - August 1999(a year)


I am an early career investigator and research associate with the Prevention Research Center in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. My research interests focus on school-based prevention and the ecology of risk (family-school-peer) across middle to late childhood. As a former school psychologist and educational consultant, I have experience treating common problems of behavior and learning among school-age children, designing services for students with disabilities, and evaluating the quality of educational environments. My post-doctoral work focused on training in advanced methods for examining the impact of schoolwide practices (e.g., positive behavior support & discipline) on student learning and behavior. My research interests include: School-based prevention; implementation/adaptation of evidence-based programs; sustainability; developmental psychopathology; family-based interventions; social-emotional learning; mindfulness-based interventions

Co-authors (94)

  • Shikha Gupta
  • Jane Brooker
  • Kimberly Kohler
  • Josh Felver
  • Gregory Fosco