For 40 years, Frank has explored the connection between people and landscape through both land management and academic research. He served as Assistant Director, Administrator and Chief of Interpretive Services for the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
Frank is currently an Associate Professor of Professional Practice and the Director of the Environmental Planning Program in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers. Responsibilities include the establishment of an innovative research program in environmental planning, with emphases in ecological systems services and open space planning and design. Frank has over 50 publications in both scientific journals and venues of general interest on topics ranging from phytostabilization of contaminated soils to the conciliation of art and science in the landscape.