School of Business
R.C. Vance Academic Center

Dr. Frank is Dean of the School of Business at Central Connecticut State University. During her tenure at Central she served in multiple roles including Interim Dean, Presidential Fellow, Associate to the Dean for Learner Success, and Chairperson for the Department of Finance. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Connecticut, an MBA with Distinction from Hofstra University, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Astronomy from Stony Brook University. Dr. Frank has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Corporate Finance, Financial Management, International Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Principles, Insurance, Risk Management, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, Personal Financial Planning, and Freshman Year Experience. Prior to her academic career, she spent over a decade in industry, in roles such as underwriter, manager of planning and budgeting, and financial manager. Dr. Frank's research interests include corporate finance, capital structure, institutional investment, and real estate finance. Her research has appeared in journals such as Applied Financial Economics, European Journal of Finance and Banking Research, and Financial Decisions.