Frank was dean of the University of Maryland′s Robert H.
Smith School of Business from 1997-2008. Frank is currently a professor of management science
in the school's decision, operations and information technologies
Frank led the transformation of the school's curriculum and research agenda,
integrating core business disciplines with such subjects as information
technology, supply chain management and e-commerce. Today, the Smith School
is recognized as a world leader in management
education and research for a global economy powered by technology and
Frank is widely recognized as a world-class information technology expert
whose accomplishments include fundamental contributions to the development
of the Internet. He has been a member of the board of directors of nine
telecommunications and computer companies and has experience in the venture
capital and mergers and acquisitions fields, having led the acquisition or
sale of a number of companies.
Franks accomplishments in the public sector include:
Franks accomplishments in the private sector include:
Frank is a prolific author, having written over 190 articles and chapters
in books on technology and the management of technology. He has been a
member of seven editorial boards and a featured speaker at hundreds of
business and professional meetings.
Frank was an adjunct professor of decision sciences at the Wharton School
and an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences
at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his MS and PhD from
Northwestern University and his BSEE from the University of Miami (Florida).
Distinguished globally, Frank and his wife, Dr. Jane Frank (an adjunct
professor at Smith), have the largest and best collection of fantasy and
science fiction art. They have published two books, "Great
Fantasy Art Themes from the Frank Collection" and "The
Frank Collection," showcasing their world-class collection. (Purchase
the Frank′s books via the links above to
Amazon.com, where the referral fees support Smith School scholarships.)