Dr. Blye Frank has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Education for a five-year term, effective April 1, 2011.
Dr. Frank is Professor and Head of the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University, responsible for offering educational expertise across the medical continuum, undergraduate, post graduate, faculty, and continuing professional development. He has served as Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in Education at Mount Saint Vincent University. He holds an adjunct professorial appointment at the University of South Australia.
Professor Frank is an experienced educator and administrator who brings a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and academic leadership. He has an active research career and is currently conducting research in the areas of men, masculinities, and health. Dr. Frank served as principal investigator in the Exemplary Schools Project, a federally funded study on successful schools in Canada. He has held major research grants from the Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada for research in the area of masculinity and schooling. He has been involved in several international projects in Tanzania, Turkey, Pakistan and currently with a World Bank funded project in medical education reform in Kazakhstan. Frequently invited to present papers and keynote addresses to academic and professional conferences at the local, provincial, national and international level, Dr. Frank has appeared as an expert witness on human rights issues and has served on a number of local and national boards.
At Mount Saint Vincent’s University, Dr. Frank received the Alumnae Association’s Teaching Award and the Award for Research Excellence. He was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of Atlantic Universities. Since moving to Dalhousie University, Dr. Frank has received the May Cohen Gender Equity Award for outstanding achievement from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada for his work nationally in equity, gender and diversity.