Frank is a retired professor, having taught for more than thirty years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He graduated from Alfred University with his MFA in Ceramics and from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA. His first teaching job was a four-year experience at Auburn University in Alabama. While at UMass, he had the opportunity to participate in or lead student groups to France for a number of summer programs. Frank also held the positions of Graduate, Freshman Foundation and Undergraduate Program Director. Ceramics, drawing and 2D / 3D design are the courses he most often taught.