Jennifer Frank, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Millersville University School of Social Work.
Dr. Frank holds a PhD from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and is a licensed social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her extensive practice experience has been primarily in homelessness and poverty related services, including direct service, program development, and program supervision. Her research and teaching interests center around poverty, homelessness, human connection, policy, and advocacy. Dr. Frank was recently awarded a PASSHE Faculty Development Grant for her Stepping Stones research project that explores the use of letter writing to enhance human connections. She has presented her work on social isolation with Dr. Laura Brierton Granruth on the NPR program, Smart Talk. Dr. Frank is a research fellow with the Millersville University Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change. She is active in the community as a founding member and board vice president of the Loft Community Partnership. Dr. Frank is also a board member of the HUB, which operates the Campus Cupboard and Campus Closet offering food and clothing for college students in need.