Elaine Franklin

Elaine Franklin

Director Kenan Fellows Program

Elaine Franklin is the director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at North Carolina State University. The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership, address teacher retention and advance K-12 science, technology and mathematics education. Public school teachers selected as Kenan Fellows participate in the prestigious fellowship while remaining active in the classroom.

Dr. Franklin brings years of experience as a teacher, researcher and educational leader. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). She is also the former Director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) at Western Carolina University. Dr. Franklin has dedicated her career to developing and empowering effective teachers and has worked with teachers from across the United States, all disciplines and grade levels. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from UNC-Asheville, an M.A.Ed. in Education from Western Carolina University and a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Elaine Franklin