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]


  1. ^ a b Old Dominion University:
  2. ^ University of San Francisco:
  3. ^ UCHRI:
  4. ^ San Diego Supercomputer Center:
  5. ^ Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science:
  6. ^ Education Policy, Organization and Leadership:
  7. ^
  8. ^ National Center for Supercomputing Applications:
  9. ^ University of Illinois:
  10. ^ Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory:
  11. ^ CT Watch:
  12. ^ "Socializing Cyberinfrastructure: Networking the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences":
  13. ^ San Francisco State University:
  14. ^ Breakthrough Collaborative:
  15. ^ San Francisco Boys and Girls Club Discover Program:
  16. ^ TEAMS Americorps:
  17. ^ Columbia University:
  18. ^ Columbia University Teachers College:
  19. ^ Klingenstein Center:
  20. ^ HPCwire: