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About Joel S. Franks

Dr. Joel Franks is a native Californian. A former San Jose State student, he has been teaching at SJSU since 1988. In addition to teaching at SJSU, he has taught at De Anza College, San Jose City College, Santa Clara University, CSU East Bay, UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz. He has been married to Cheryl Kodani Franks since 1986 and has one daughter and one son.

Positions

Present Lecturer, Social Science and Humanities Departments, San Jose State University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Courses

  • American Civilization Seminar
  • Introduction to American Civilization

Education

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1983 Ph.D., University of California, Irvine ‐ Comparative Culture Program
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1972 M.A, San Jose State University ‐ History
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1971 B.A, San Jose State University ‐ History
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1968 A.A., West Valley College ‐ History
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Contact Information

joel.franks@sjsu.edu

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