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HOME PAGE OF DR. STEVE FRANK

SCSU Professor of Political Science

COUNCIL MEMBER CITY OF ST. JOSEPH (2007-2011) reelected 2011-2014

OCCASIONAL TEACHER AND GUEST LECTURER--GRADUATE FACULTY UN. OF MN. DULUTH MASTERS PROGRAM IN ADVOCACY & POLITICAL LEADERSHIP

MINNESOTA POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION—FIRST DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

[AWARDED 11-6-10  ANNUAL MEETING   UN OF ST THOMAS]

[from the program announcement] We also have something new this year, as we’ll be awarding the inaugural Minnesota Political Science Association’s Distinguished Political Scientist Award.  This award recognizes a political scientist who has contributed significantly to the discipline as an educator, researcher, or practitioner during their career. ..For this inaugural year, we are delighted to be awarding the Distinguished Political Scientist Award to Professor Steve Frank of St. Cloud State University.   Dr. Frank started the St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Survey in 1980, and has since played a major role in the development, administration, and analysis of over 150 telephone surveys for local and state governments, school districts, and a variety of non-profit agencies. 

 

Steve’s keynote presentation, entitled “From Paper and Pencil to Cell Phones:  Thirty Years of Public Opinion Research in Minnesota,” will highlight the survey’s journey from paper and pencil surveys in faculty offices at night to computer-assisted telephone interviewing in a campus survey lab.  The presentation will also touch on trends across survey results over the years, as well as focus on recent findings from the mid-October statewide survey.  Topics such as immigration, the gubernatorial election, and the annual feeling thermometer will be discussed.   

 

During his career, Steve has been chair of the SCSU Department of Political Science, president of the SCSU Faculty Association, and president of the Minnesota Political Science Association. He presently serves as a council person for the city of St. Joseph.

 

 

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After years of not able to show my actual picture due to the 1996 Communications Decency Act and various web guidelines, I am now able to do so. During this time I had to use an artist's rendition where I am the one in the middle. [drawn by a Washington State Student around 1972]

 

FALL 2014 COURSES –under revision

   FALL 2014 SCHEDULE   ]

 

*             POL 312 STATE & LOCAL GOV

 

*           POL 201 RESEARCH METHODS

 

 

*            SCSU SURVEY HOMEPAGE

 

*          LINKS TO ST JOSEPH WEB PAGES

    OFFICIAL CITY PAGE

 

 

 

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  Lad1 and Missy                                                 Lad2 and Patches 10-05

Missy died in 03. Lad1 died within a few days of Missy’s death. He had no known

health problems. On 7/21/03 we obtained Patches (a Sheltie). Soon after lad 2

came to stay with us (there is good possibility he is a cousin to the present Lassie.)

 

 

Some Publications By Steve Frank

We Shocked The World: A Case Study of Jesse Ventura's Election As Governor Of MN. [REVISED EDITION –with Professor Steven Wagner]

Frank and Wagner’s -The Maverick Campaign and Election of Jesse Ventura—S.C. Wagner and S.I. Frank.  in Campaigns and Elections: Issues, Concepts, Cases Robert P. Watson and Colton C. Campbell, editors 2003

Stephen Frank New Directions In Public Opinion in Perspectives On Minnesota Government & Politics 5th Ed.  Steven Hoffman, Homer Williamson and Kay Wolsborn editors, June, 2003.

 

Recently I have been concentrating on applied research reports relating to The SCSU Survey found on the Survey web page.

 

Working on a smaller book on MN public opinion covering a variety of political issues, social issues and trends which is scheduled for near future completion.

 sfrank@stcloudstate.edu   WWW.PIAZZA.COM

PHONE-(320) 308--4131   FAX (320)-308-5422

302 51-B SCSU St. Cloud, MN 56374

 

VANITY SECTION-Listed in the following Marquis Publications-I am not sure why

Who's Who In America

Who's Who In the Midwest

Who's Who In American Education

Who's Who In the World

 

Past President-Minnesota Political Science Association (2003-2005)

Past Secretary & Board Member-Midwest Association of Pre-law Advisors (1998-2002)

Past President SCSU Faculty   Past Department Chair

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER COURSES I TEACH

*           POL 111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOV

*           POLL 44O CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS  

     POL 412/512 LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

*           POL 413 AMERICAN JUDICIAL PROCESS   

*           POL 470/570 Public Opinion & Electoral Behavior

*           POL 481/581 SPR 09 (took over class at midpoint)

    UMD Masters Program In Leadership & Advocacy  MAPL 5304 Public Opinion Formation and Measurement

*           POL 444 INTERNSHIPS  

*           POL 440 EXPERIMENTAL COURSE-- THE FRAMERS AND THE CONSTITUTION

 

 

 

     Link to a long and ever changing list of political science, survey research, political and related WWW sources.  11-12 

In Honor of two of my younger brothers

Larry  and Rob

Larry served two tours in Vietnam (101st Airborne and other units).

Below, the late U.S. Senator Scoop Jackson while visiting troops

in Vietnam presented Larry with the WW II paratroop wings worn

by our stepdad.

 

Our stepdad was a coronel in the 101st  Airborne during WWII.

Larry had a lifetime disability due to his service and passed 6-10.

Larry is cited in a book about his friend Sergeant Ronnie Hooper

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Looking-for-a-Hero,671757.aspx

Just before Larry’s death he was told by his friends that a new VA

hospital might be named after Sgt. Hooper. Something he  had

worked on with others for a long time.

 

Rob was a promising Seattle musician and poet. At first he didn’t

experience direct combat in Vietnam but I learned he was assigned

to a navy river minesweeper. He was very fragile. He lived in a

San Francisco  commune after his Vietnam tour and then died

alone of a heart condition in San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara and Steve were 30 year Viking

Season Ticket Holders &are 27 year SCSU Basketball Season ticket holders.    As of 6-12 we suspended our Viking season tickets not because of their record but the combination of older legs in a stadium not elderly friendly, not wanting to sit outside in Dec. etc., and travel have put this activity on hold.

   

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