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Thomas Frantz

Sponsor of IUP Middle Level Education Association Student Organization

Contact Information:

Office: 327 Davis
Phone: 724-357-4734

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSEd, Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • MEd, Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • DEd, Administrative and Leadership Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Principal and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, Pennsylvania State University

Academic Interests:

  • Middle Level Education
  • Rural Education
  • School Administration
  • Educational Leadership
  • School Evaluation
  • School Law

Course Specialties:

  • MIDL 310 Instructional Theory and Planning for the Middle Level
  • EDUC 440 Professional Seminar: Teacher as Leader and Researcher Grades 4-8
  • EDUC 442 School Law
  • ALS 852 School Evaluation

Personal Narrative:

Tom attended the Punxsutawney campus of IUP. He then continued at the main campus and graduated from IUP with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Education and later a doctorate in Administration and Leadership Studies. In addition, Tom received several school administration certifications from Penn State.

After a career in public education, teaching elementary children for 14 years and then serving as an administrator for 22 years, the last 14 as a superintendent of schools, Tom began working in the IUP Department of Professional Studies in Education in January 2011. He has been involved in education for over 40 years and now has the pleasure of working with master’s- and doctoral-level students as well as middle-level students, preparing them for careers as teachers in that ever-changing field.

This past year, Tom published an article in Education titled “The Bricks and Mortar Superintendency. How to Survive a Building Project.” In his free time, he enjoys restoring older homes. Tom is currently working on his sixth restoration project, a 12-room house built in 1924. 

  • Professional Studies in Education Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 303
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1080
  • Phone: 724-357-2400
  • Fax: 724-357-2961
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.