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PhD Student
Human Sexuality

MS, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Lawrence P. Frank Jr., "Bo," has dedicated his life to education, and uses his philosophy of "A Tradition of Excellence" to challenge his students to exceed standards. He earned a Master's of Science in HPER (Health, Physical Education, and Recreation) from Emporia State University and his undergraduate in Health and Physical Education from Graceland University. Bo has been teaching since 1998, the last 18 years in various roles at Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Academically, Bo is interested in social justice and helping LGBTQ students to find their place in school and to excel. By addressing sexual orientation and gender identity in the public school system, Bo intends to write policy and develop an appropriate comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for school districts. He has already implemented a new Sexual Literacy course at Radford high school for seniors. The course, Introduction to Human Sexuality will be taught for the first time during the 2018-19 school year. Bo also crafted a platform to build inclusive classrooms, sharing his ideas at numerous conferences across the country, most recently at the 2018 National Education Association's Racial and Social Justice Conference. After completing two years of coursework in the program at CIIS, Bo recognized the controversial situation and struggle that transgender student-athletes face in high school athletics as an area of interest and potential dissertation topic. Having an eight-year-old transgender daughter who socially transitioned at age five, adds personal implications to his studies.

Bo enjoys his ohana, travel, sports, teaching, coaching, and animals. He takes pride in his family and, along with partners Jensen and Thomas, loves every minute spent supporting, nurturing, guiding and loving their children, Saxoni, Sakoda, and Makoa. Their ESA Snuggles, a Tibetan spaniel, complements this family well.

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