Frank-Jennifer

Jennifer Frank

Assistant Professor of Education; Senior Research Associate, PRC

308 Cedar Building
814-867-2865
jlf51@psu.edu

Biography

Jennifer Frank 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. She strives 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 her teaching, research, and service activities is to create optimal social contexts to support academic learning that are sustainable in real-world settings. Jennifer's 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.

Current Projects

Recent Publications

Using virtual role-play to enhance teacher candidates’ skills in responding to bullying.

Schussler, D. L., Frank, J. L., Lee, T. K. & Mahfouz, J. (2017). Using virtual role-play to enhance teacher candidates’ skills in responding to bullying. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(1), 91–120.

Impacts of the CARE for Teachers program on teachers’ social and emotional competence and classroom interactions.

Jennings, P. A., Brown, J. L., Frank, J. L., Doyle, S.L., Oh, Y., Tanler, R., Rasheed, D., DeWeese, A.,        DeMauro, A. A., Cham, H., & Greenberg, M. T. (2017). Impacts of the CARE for Teachers program on teachers’ social and emotional competence and classroom interactions. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000187

Coding semi-structured interviews: Exmaining coaching calls within the CARE for Teachers program

DeWeese, A., Jennings, P. A., Brown, J. L., Doyle, S. L., Davis, R. T., Rasheed, D. S., Frank, J. L. & Greenberg, M. T. (2017). Coding semi - structured interviews: Examining coaching calls within the CARE for Teachers program. SAGE Research Methods Cases, Part 2. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473958319