Brian Frank named Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Posted on June 01, 2016

Three-year term effective July 1

Brian Frank

Dr. Brian Frank.

On the unanimous recommendation of the Advisory Committee, chaired by Dean Kimberly Woodhouse, Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice Principal Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brian Frank as the inaugural Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a three year term effective July 1, 2016. 

Dr. Brian Frank received his B.Sc. (1997), M.Sc. (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston.

Dr. Frank joined Queen’s in 2001 as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, progressing through the ranks to Full Professor in 2016.  From 2004-2006, Dr. Frank was an Educational Development Faculty Associate in the Instructional Development Centre, now called the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).  In 2008, he was appointed Director (Program Development) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, overseeing curriculum development, assessment and outcomes-related accreditation processes, and education technology. Dr. Frank was awarded the endowed DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education Research and Development in 2010. 

Dr. Frank is one of the co-founders of the Canadian Engineering Education Association and over the past five years has coordinated the Engineering Graduate Attribute Development (EGAD) Project, working with the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board to develop national guidelines and resources for outcomes assessment in engineering education.

Dr. Frank has been recognized with several awards, including a nomination from Queen’s University for the 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2016, the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award in 2011, and the 2010 Engineering Society’s Golden Pillar award.