Dr. Mary Lou Frank, Vice-Chair

Dr. Mary Lou Frank


Mary Lou Bryant Frank, Ph.D. received degrees in Speech Communication, Counseling, and Psychology from Colorado State University, with a doctoral internship at the University of Delaware. A licensed psychologist, she has received the Distinguished Provider Award in Counseling.

She has been the recipient of grants, national leadership awards, teaching and diversity leadership awards, and awards for community service. She has been named in lists of Who's Who and has been a consultant and speaker nationally and internationally on first year programs, learning communities, student success, women in higher education, ethics, leadership, and faculty development.

Dr. Frank has published in journals and textbooks. At Arizona State University, she coordinated the Eating Disorders treatment program and team, co-coordinated the master's and doctoral practicum training programs, and taught in the graduate program in counseling. She was associate professor and assistant academic dean at the University of Virginia at Wise. Dr. Frank next served as professor and department head of Psychology & Sociology at North Georgia College & State University. Prior to coming to Gainesville State, she served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the University College at Kennesaw State University.

Dr. Frank most recently has been the president of the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education. She serves on many boards in addition to being active in numerous professional and community associations.