Peter Frank, an associate professor of economics and 2012 Fulbright scholar, has been named dean of Wingate University’s Porter B. Byrum School of Business. Dr. Frank has taught at Wingate since 2002 and recently has been serving as interim dean of the School of Business.

“It’s an honor,” Frank says of being named dean. “I am excited about the direction we are headed in the School of Business and as a university. I believe we are well positioned to provide our students an excellent opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive contribution in the global marketplace.”

A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Frank earned degrees from Grove City College, UNC Charlotte and George Mason University. He has published research on topics such as business incubation in the Charlotte region, the institutionalization of venture capital, and functions of government in social entrepreneurship. He teaches courses at Wingate University in microeconomics, macroeconomics, business statistics, capitalism in U.S. economic history, and managerial economics. He has also led students on study-abroad opportunities to analyze commerce and culture in the Rhine River region of Europe.

In 2012, Frank was a Fulbright scholar, teaching economics at a university in the former Soviet republic of Moldova. His focus was the economic and political systems of Eastern Europe.