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Bobby Franklin

Associate Professor - Teacher Education and Leadership

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Dr. Bobby Franklin is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and teaches courses in quantitative and qualitative educational research, data-driven decision making, and test and measurement. Dr. Franklin came to Mississippi College in 2009 from the Louisiana Department of Education where he served as the Director of the Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources overseeing the research and data collection efforts of the agency. Dr. Franklin is a former high school chemistry teacher and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University, Our Lady of the Lake College, and the University of Phoenix where he taught research methods, business research, biostatistics and chemistry. Dr. Franklin has served as a member of the NCATE Board of Examiners, on the National Forum on Education Statistics, and on the Education Information Advisory Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers. He is a member of the Mid-South Educational Research Association where he serves as the Co-chair of the Constitution and By-laws Committee. He is also a member of the Louisiana Education Research Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Franklin is the co-author of twelve publications in refereed scholarly journals and has made presentations at numerous national and regional professional meetings. His research interests include dropout and graduation rates, school performance/effectiveness, school grade span, and teacher quality. In 2019, Dr. Franklin published his first fictional novel, Catahoula.


  • B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.Ed., Auburn University
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University