Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Undergraduate Experiences
Franklin is a Professor of English and former Associate Dean for Undergraduate
Curriculum and Student Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In
his 14 years at CU Denver, he has taught 23 different courses, ranging from first-year
seminar to 6000-level graduate courses. He holds both MS and MFA degrees, in
addition to the PhD. He has published many scholarly works and poems, including
three books: Serious Play: The Cultural
Form of the Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel (U Penn), For the Lost Boys (Ghost Road), and The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (Cornell).
AVC for Undergraduate Experiences, Dr. Franklin supports programs that enhance
student learning, promote academic excellence, and link student and academic
affairs units. He is committed to the education of the whole student through
integration of general education, major, co-curriculum, and community. He leads
and develops programs that serve all undergraduates, regardless of school or
college. He is a champion of programs that support undergraduate student
success, with a focus on first-year and transfer students. He believes that the
quality of the educational experience
is the primary determinant of student retention, completion, and success. His
overall goal is to make CU Denver the first choice institution for those
seeking the highest quality baccalaureate education.
his spare time, Dr. Franklin reads, camps, hikes, skis, bikes, motorcycles, sails,
and travels with his wife Judy Lucas and their children.