Professor Spotlight: Dr. Mark Franko

This summer, Dr. Mark Franko received the Laura Carnell Professor of Dance. Laura Carnell professorships recognize faculty who devote their lives to teaching, research, scholarship and creative arts. This award honors Temple University’s first dean, Laura H. Carnell, who was known for her energy, passion and dedication as a leader and was an inspiration to thousands of students.
In other news, the revised edition of Dr. Franko’s book, Dance as Text, recently came out with Oxford University Press. Dance as Text examines French court ballet from the late Renaissance to the Baroque time periods. The text includes cultural and political analysis of choreography, performance, and dance literature during this period.
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Dr. Franko feels that these accomplishments have established confidence in his research. We are grateful to have such a distinguished and passionate faculty member in our program. Congratulations Dr. Franko!
 -Meghan McFerran
B.F.A. Dance
B.A. Journalism