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Alicia Roberts Frank

Assistant Professor

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Alicia joined the Teacher Education Department at Lewis & Clark in 2013. Previously, she taught at SUNY Plattsburgh in the undergraduate elementary-education program and the graduate special-education program.  Alicia is a special educator at heart with a passion for literacy and inclusion.  She earned an Ed.D. in Learning and Instruction from the University of San Francisco, a MATESOL from Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a BS in Secondary Education/English from SUNY College at Buffalo.  Alicia has taught children with disabilities in the first through twelfth grades in both public schools and for a private, non-profit elementary school for children with dyslexia.  Previous to teaching special education, she taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. 

Areas of Expertise

Special Education, Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities, Inclusive Schools & Communities, Learning Communities, Collaboration, Cooperative Learning

Current Research

Alicia’s research interests include reading disabilities, including students with exceptional needs in general-education classes, and teacher preparation.

Publications

  • Roberts Frank, A. (2011).  Using Technology to Connect Students with Emotional Disabilities to General Education.  Journal of Cases on Informational Technology, 13(4), 21-30.
  • Roberts Frank, A. (2011).  Preparing teachers to reach all students by integrating inclusion.  In B. Burnell & H. Schnackenberg (Eds.), Best Practices for Education Professionals.  Point Pleasant, NJ: Apple Academic Press, Inc.
  • Roberts Frank, A. (2008).  The effect of instruction in orthographic conventions and morphological features on the reading fluency and comprehension skills of high-school freshmen.  (Doctoral Dissertation, University of San Francisco, 2008). ProQuest, 3326011. 

Presentations

  • Roberts Frank, A. & Squires, M.E. (2012).  Reaching & Engaging 21st Century Learners: Structuring Classes to Maximize Student Engagement.  Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
  • Roberts Frank, A. (2012).  Promoting Student Engagement.  Council for Exceptional Children, Saratoga, New York.
  • Roberts Frank, A. & Squires, M.E. (2012).  Reaching & Engaging 21st Century Learners: Structuring Classes to Maximize Student Engagement.  Conference of the Center for Teaching Excellence, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Roberts Frank, A.(2010).  Collaborating within a cohort model:  Modeling inclusion for general and special teacher candidates.  Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, St. Louis, Illinois. 
  • Roberts Frank, A. (2010).  The basic elements of language: phonemes, graphemes, morphemes, and connections among them.  Council for Exceptional Children, Saratoga, New York.          
  • Roberts Frank, A.(2007, 2008 & 2009). Inclusion at Westmont High School, Campbell Union High School District, Campbell, California
  • State, J. and Roberts, A. (2007). Assessment using the WIAT-II, Campbell Union High School District, Campbell, California
  • Doherty, L. and Roberts, A. (2006).  Behavior management, Campbell Union High School District, Campbell, California

Academic Credentials

Ed.D. 2008 University of San Francisco, M.A.T. ESOL 2001 Monterey Institute of International Studies, B.S. 1997 SUNY College at Buffalo

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