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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 17 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. After one year in the program at CIIS, Bo identified the controversial situation and struggle that transgender student athletes face in high school athletics as an area of interest and potential dissertation topic. Having a transgender daughter 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 and Sakoda, and ESA Snuggles, a Tibetan Spaniel.

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