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Anna Marie Frank

  • ​​​​​She/Her/Hers
  • Professor Emerita
  • Emeritus Faculty

Anna Marie Frank served as an associate professor of Kinesiology in the Department of Teacher Education. Prior to teaching at DePaul, she was the director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. For the past 30 years she has taught exclusively at the college level in Physical Education and Exercise Science; teaching a wide variety of courses and conducting field experiences in mostly Chicago Public Schools. This work in urban settings supports her research agenda. She is also the program director for the fully online MS in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Leadership.

Married for 42 years, Frank has two grown children and four grandchildren. She enjoys walking, swimming, biking, and traveling to Europe.


  • EdD in Instructional leadership, National-Louis University
  • MS in Human Performance, Western Illinois University
  • BS in Physical Education, DePaul University

Courses Taught

  • PE 273 Health & Nutrition (online and f2f)
  • PE 341 Historic & Philosophical Foundations in PE
  • PE 360 Education Psychology & Measurement of Learning in Kinesiology
  • PE 317 Classroom Management and Physcial Education in the Elementary School
  • PE 372 Curriculum and Instruction of Physical Education in Secondary Schools
  • PE 384 Capstone in Physical Education
  • PE 400 Introduction to the MS in Sport, Fitness and Recreation Leadership Program
  • PE 460 Ethic and Diversity in Sport, Fitness and Recreation

Research Interests
The effect of past learning experiences and culture on the construction of meaning and engagement in the learning environment, specifically in the physical education classroom and for wellness/lifestyle behaviors

Selected Publications

  • Frank, A. (2003) Sport and Education; ABC-Clio Publication, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Frank, A. (2016) Sweat the Small Stuff: Understanding he Essense and Impact of Stewardship in Kinesiology. Quest, 68 (2) 119-132.
  • Frank, A. & Davis, K. (2014) How do we address diversity in Physical Education Teacher Education, Chronicle of Kinesiology in Higher Education. 17 (2) 5-7.

Professional Organizations
Dr. Frank has been a member of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) for over 20 years. She was recently named the 35th Fellow of this presigious organization. She has been the Chair of the Social Justice and Cultural Diversity committee and a member for many years. She was honored to be invited and gave the 25th Annual Delphine Hanna Commemorative lecture at the 2016 NAKHE conference and the Commemorative Hommons lecture at the 2018 NAKHE conference.

Curriculum Vitae