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Bobby Franklin

Associate Professor - Teacher Education and Leadership




Lowrey 310

Dr. Bobby Franklin is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and has been at MC for seven years. He teaches courses in quantitative and qualitative educational research. Dr. Franklin came to Mississippi College from the Louisiana Department of Education. There 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. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi, a M.Ed. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. 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, the Louisiana Education Research Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He 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.


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