Kevin Franklin

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Kevin Franklin, EdD was born in Virginia, where he received degrees in Psychology and Education from Old Dominion University.[1] He holds a Doctorate of Education in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.[2] Formerly Executive Director of the University of California system-wide Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI)[3] and a Deputy Director of the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC),[4] Franklin was appointed as Executive Director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, (I-CHASS),[5] Research Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership,[6] Adjunct Associate Professor, African American Studies,[7] and Senior Research Scientist for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications[8] at the University of Illinois[9] in July 2007.

Franklin is a principal co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC)[10] In May 2007, Franklin co-guest edited Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch[11] for the issue "Socializing Cyberinfrastructure: Networking the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences".[12] In addition to his United States HASS Cyberinfrastructure work, Franklin leads a number of international research activities including the Advanced Research and Technology Collaboratory for the Americas (ARTCA) which he co-founded in 2007 and is now hosted at the Organization of the American States (OAS).

Franklin began his academic career teaching and coaching at San Francisco State University[13] where he also directed the Urban Scholars Minority Student Outreach Program and was a Senior Fellow in the San Francisco Urban Institute. Dr. Franklin served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and Interim Executive Director for Summerbridge National (Currently named Breakthrough Collaborative[14]) and he was a founder of the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club Project Discover Program[15] and a co-founder of the TEAMS AmeriCorps Fellowship Program[16]

In recognition for his work in education reform and founding of the Multicultural Alliance, a National Minority Teacher Fellowship program Franklin received Old Dominion University[1] Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996 and the Columbia University[17]Teachers College[18] Klingenstein Center[19] Leadership Award in 1997. Dr. Franklin was named one of the Top 12 People to Watch in 2010 in Supercomputing by HPCwire[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Old Dominion University: http://www.odu.edu
  2. ^ University of San Francisco: http://www.usfca.edu
  3. ^ UCHRI: http://www.uchri.org
  4. ^ San Diego Supercomputer Center: http://www.sdsc.edu
  5. ^ Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science: http://www.chass.illinois.edu
  6. ^ Education Policy, Organization and Leadership: http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/eps/index.html
  7. ^ http://www.aasrp.uiuc.edu
  8. ^ National Center for Supercomputing Applications: http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu
  9. ^ University of Illinois: http://www.illinois.edu
  10. ^ Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory: http://www.hastac.org
  11. ^ CT Watch: http://www.ctwatch.org
  12. ^ "Socializing Cyberinfrastructure: Networking the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences": http://www.ctwatch.org/quarterly/articles/2007/05/a-question-of-centers/
  13. ^ San Francisco State University: http://www.sfsu.edu
  14. ^ Breakthrough Collaborative: http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/
  15. ^ San Francisco Boys and Girls Club Discover Program: http://www.projectdiscover.org/
  16. ^ TEAMS Americorps: http://www.teamsusf.org
  17. ^ Columbia University: http://www.columbia.edu
  18. ^ Columbia University Teachers College: http://www.tc.columbia.edu
  19. ^ Klingenstein Center: http://www.klingenstein.org
  20. ^ HPCwire: http://www.hpcwire.com