Friday, January 9, 2009

Lawrence P. Frank and Narendar V. Rao

Dr Lawrence P. Frank, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, and Dr Narendar V. Rao, Department of Accounting, Business Law, and Finance, College of Business and Management,
Northeastern Illinois University
(http://www.neiu.edu/)

January 9, 1 pm




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Lawrence Frank has been Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University since 2002. Previously he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Saint Xavier University, as Director of the School of Policy Studies and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Roosevelt University and as Director of International Education at St. Lawrence University. He received a BA in political science from Northwestern University and MA and PhD degrees in political science from Columbia University.

While serving as chair, dean and provost at universities in Chicago, Dr. Frank interests have come to focus on urban education and on the challenges facing urban students in higher education. In recent years, the issue of graduation rates has become increasing important and Dr. Frank has participated in two national studies of graduation rate outcomes conducted by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

In addition to his current interest in issues of higher education, Dr. Frank’s primary areas of expertise are African politics and international relations. His African experience began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, where he taught at two secondary schools. This led to a life-long focus on African affairs and global development. He returned to Southern Africa for dissertation research in Botswana and Lesotho and, a generation later, as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in Development Studies at the National University of Lesotho. He also has taught at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and at The American University in Cairo. He is the author of numerous articles dealing with politics in Botswana, Lesotho, Nigeria and South Africa. His research has been supported by two Fulbright fellowships and two awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

During his years as a faculty member, Dr. Frank taught nineteen courses on African, comparative and international politics. He has served as the representative in Egypt of the World University Service, as a lecturer for the United States Information Service in Swaziland and as a member of the Scholar-Diplomat Seminar at the Department of State. He also has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Roosevelt University and as a trustee of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. He has studied problems of higher education at the College Management Program of Carnegie Mellon University and at the Snowmass Institute of Strategic Management.
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Education Northwestern University, Political Science, B.A. 1966

Columbia University, Political Science, M.A. 1970, Ph.D. 1974

Academic Northeastern Illinois Unviersity, Chicago, IL

Experience Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs , 2002-present

# Supervise work of 380 full-time faculty organized into four colleges
# Manage budgets of approximately $47 million (2004 fiscal year)
# Lead process of curriculum development with current emphasis on: General Education

Weekend Institute

# Represent NEIU before agencies of the State of Illinois and in associations at national and international levels



Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

Dean, School of Art & Sciences, 1995-2002

# Planned and managed 24% growth in undergraduate enrollments and 23% growth in graduate enrollments in Arts & Sciences
# Oversaw creation of new degree programs:

BA in Computer Studies

Master of Applied Computer Science

Honors Program

# Reorganized small departments and created new major tracks in larger units
# Established degree programs at branch campus in Tinley Park
# Managed budgets of approximately $5 million (2000-01)



Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Director, School of Policy Studies, 1993-1995

Professor of Political Science, 1987-1995

Chair of Department of Political Science, 1987-1993

Coordinator, International Studies Program, 1988-1995

Acting Director, Public Administration Program, 1989-1990

# Served as first director of School of Policy Studies, which consolidated five social science departments
# Rebuilt political science department
# Designed new major in Metropolitan Studies, reflecting Roosevelt’s mission as an urban institution
# Designed a set of “signature courses” in Metropolitan Studies as part of core curriculum
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National University of Lesotho, Africa

Fulbright-Visiting Professor, Department of Development Studies (1991-1992)

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Director of International Education, 1987

Associate Professor of Government, 1982-1987

Assistant Professor of Government, 1978-1982

# For seven years administered on-campus functions of study abroad program in Kenya: recruited, selected, oriented 27 students each semester
# For one year, oversaw all study abroad programs at University (nine programs in seven countries)

American University in Cairo, Egypt

Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, 1985-1986

Sarah Lawrence College, NY

NEH Scholar in Residence, 1981-1982

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Political Science, 1977-1978

Columbia University, New York City

Research Associate, Institute of African Studies, 1976-1977

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Lecturer, Department of Government, 1974-1976

University of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Gaborone, Botswana, and Roma, Lesotho, Africa

Research Associate, 1972-1974

Peace Corps

Secondary school teacher, Christ the King High School and Maphalaneng Secondary School, Lesotho, 1967-1969

Publications Country Handbook for Lesotho, Washington, D.C.. United States Information Agency, 1992

Israel and Africa: the Era of Tachlis, Journal of Modern African Studies, 26:1, 1987; earlier draft presented to the Fulbright seminar on Ancient and Modern Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, July, 1987

The Prisoners’ Dilemma in South Africa, Conflict, 7:4, 1987

The Prisoners and Power-Sharing in South Africa, The New Path (Cairo), No. 9, 1986; earlier draft presented as a public lecture to the Third World Society, American University in Cairo, December 5, 1985

The First Oil Regime, World Politics, 37:4, 1985

Two Responses to the Oil Boom: Iranian and Nigerian Politics After 1973, Comparative Politics, 16:3, 1984, earlier draft presented to NEH seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, May 1982

Khama & Jonathan:Leadership Strategies in Contemporary Southern Africa, Journal of Developing Areas, 15:2, 1981: earlier draft presented at the Third Annual Conference of the Southern African Research Association, Washington, D.C., June 1978

Ideological Competition in Nigeria: Elite nationalism versus Urban Populism, Journal of Modern African Studies, 17:3, 1979; earlier draft presented at the Twentieth Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, March, 1979

The Basutoland National Party, Race and Nations Monograph Series 11:3, University of Denver, 1970

Books Reviews American Political Science Review 76:3, 1982, 77:4, 1983, 78:4, 1984

Choice, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Perspective, 13:5, 1984

Africana Journal, IX:4, IX:1, and 2

Political Science Journal (Nigeria) III:2, 1975

Journal of Modern African Studies, XII:2, 1974

Courses Taught Introduction to Political Science

Undergraduate Introduction to International Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics

African Politics

Political Economy of Kenya

Southern African in World Politics

Problems in U.S. Foreign Policy

International Relations

Oil in World Politics

The Arab-Israeli Dispute

The Vietnam War

Comparative Development Strategies in Africa

Comparative world Development

International Context of Development

Research Methods in Development Studies

Graduate Problems in African Politics

Comparative Political Development

International Political Economy

Seminar in Comparative and International Politics

Awards Fulbright Fellowship, 1991-1992

Fulbright Summer Seminar Fellowship, 1987

National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship, 1985

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1981-1982

Faculty Development Award, St. Lawrence University, 1982

Faculty Development Award, St. Lawrence University, 1980

Columbia University Traveling Fellowship, 1972-1973

Other

Professional Participant, Snowmass Institute of Strategic Management in Higher

Activities Education, July 1997

Trustee, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area, 1996-99

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1993-95

Participant, College Management Program, Carnegie Mellon University, July 1994

Faculty Representative, Roosevelt University Board of Trustees, 1992-95

Member, Finance Committee of Roosevelt Board of Trustees, 1992-95

Chair, Faculty Tenure Review Committee, Roosevelt University, 1992-94

Member, Faculty Senate, Roosevelt University, 1987-95

Member, University Planning Committee, Roosevelt University, 1989-91

Member, Committee on General Education, Roosevelt University,1989-91

Chairperson, Kenya Semester Committee, St. Lawrence University, 1980-87

Chairperson, Winterterm & Special Projects Committee, St. Lawrence University, 1984-85

Chairperson, Academic Affairs Committee, St. Lawrence University, 1982-83

Chairperson, Off-Campus Study Committee, St. Lawrence University, 1980-81

Representative in Egypt, World University Service, 1985-86

Visiting Lecturer to Swaziland, United States Information Service, June 1986

Member, Scholar-Diplomat Seminar on Africa, Department of State, January 1979

Associate Member, University Seminar on Africa, Columbia University, 1981-86
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DR. NARENDAR V. RAO
Department of Accounting, Business Law, and Finance
College of Business and Management
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699


CURRENT POSITION Tenured Full Professor of Finance
College of Business and Management
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATIONAL Ph.D. – Finance – December 1989
BACKGROUND College of Business Administration
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

MBA – Finance and Management – August 1986
College of Business Administration
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

CFM - Certified Financial Manager, 2001
Institute of Management Accountants, USA

CMA - Certified Management Accountant, 2001
Institute of Management Accountants, USA

CBM – Certified Business Manager, 2002
Association of Professionals in Business Management, USA

B.Com – June 1984
Department of Commerce
Vivekananda College
University of Madras, Madras, India