Profile: Frank Hernandez
Frank Hernandez holds and the Harold and Annette Simmons Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership and serves as Associate Dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. His research interests include the intersection of identity and school leadership and Latina/os and school leadership. He has conducted several national research projects with Latino school leaders and is one of the founding scholars of the National Latino Leadership Project (NLLP). Frank has also written about racial identity development and its impact on leadership practice. Most recently, his work has focused on ways in which school leaders create inclusive communities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. His work has been published in Educational Administrative Quarterly, Education and the Urban Society, and the Journal of Research in Leadership Education. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.