Kevin Franklin

Kevin Franklin

Kevin Franklin, EdD was born in Virginia, where he received degrees in Psychology and Education from Old Dominion University [Old Dominion University:] . He holds a Doctorate of Education in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco [University of San Francisco:] . Formerly Executive Director of the University of California System-Wide Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) [UCHRI:] and Deputy Directory of the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) [San Diego Supercomputer Center:] , Franklin was appointed as Executive Director of the University of Illinois [University of Illinois:] Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science [Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences:] , and Senior Research Scientist for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications [National Center for Supercomputing Applications:] in July 2007.

Franklin is a principle co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) [Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory:] and founder of the HASSgrid, a distributed Cyberinfrastructure supporting humanities, arts and social sciences data preservation and archives. Franklin is co-chair of the HASS Research Group for the Open Grid Forum (OGF) [Open Grid Forum:] , and a member of the Worldwide University Network [Worldwide University Network:] Grid Advisory Board. In May 2007, Franklin co-guest edited "Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch" [CT Watch:] for the issue "Socializing Cyberinfrastructure: Networking the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences" ["Socializing Cyberinfrastructure: Networking the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences":] . Franklin is also the HASS Editor for "Grid Today" [Grid Today:] and "HPCWire" [HPC Wire:] .

In addition to his United States HASS Cyberinfrastructure work, Franklin leads a number of international research activities including the Advanced Research and Technology Collaborative for the Americas (ARTCA) which he founded in 2007. He is a Special Advisor to the Costa Rica-United States Foundation (CRUSA) [Costa Rica-United States Foundation:] and the Centro Nacional de Alta Technologia (CeNat) [Centro Nacional de Alta Technologia:] .

Franklin began his academic career teaching and coaching at San Francisco State University [San Francisco State University:] where he also directed the Urban Scholars Minority Student Outreach Program and was a Senior Fellow in the San Francisco Urban Institute.

In recognition for his work in education reform and founding of the Multicultural Alliance, a National Minority Teacher Fellowship program involving more than 400 k-12 schools and universities, Franklin received Old Dominion University [Old Dominion University:] Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996 and the Columbia University [Columbia University:] Teachers College [Columbia University Teachers College:] Klingenstein Center [Klingenstein Center:] Leadership Award in 1997.Profiles on Dr. Franklin and his work have appeared in the New York Times [New York Times: ] , Washington Post [Washington Post:] ,United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine [United Airlines Hemisphere Magazine:] , Essence [Essence Magazine:] , CNN [ Cable News Network (CNN):] , NPR [ National Public Radio(NPR):] , and Black Issues in Higher Education among others.


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