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2007

David Franck
Franck Named Associate Dean of Business at FMU
    FLORENCE – David Franck of Florence has been appointed associate dean of the School of Business at Francis Marion University.

    Franck replaces Robert T. Barrett who has accepted a position at another university.

    As associate dean, Franck will be heavily involved with scheduling, accreditation, assessment, faculty qualification and other areas relating to the day-to-day operation of the School of Business.

    FMU’s School of Business has 27 faculty members and majors in eight business areas as well as two minor degrees.

    “Dr. Franck has already made his mark as a distinguished member of our economics program,” said Provost Richard Chapman. “As associate dean of the school of business, he will have an opportunity to play an even larger role as a leader of our business programs.”

    A member of the FMU faculty since 2001, Franck holds the title of John Kassab Professor of Business and associate professor of economics. He twice received the Excellence in Research and Excellence in Teaching awards from The University of Tennessee at Martin. Franck is an honorary member and advisor of Phi Chi Theta and is also a member of several other business and economics organizations.

    The New Hampshire native began his second career in academics in 1991 after working as a salesman for nearly five years.

    Franck earned an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University, a graduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a doctorate from The University of Georgia.

    He has contributed to the literature in the field of economics, finance and business through numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Economics and Finance, the Southern Economic Journal and the Journal of Economic Development. He also has conducted numerous regional and national scholarly presentations.

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Last Published: January 9, 2007 2:27 PM
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