Jeffrey Franke has been at the University of Maryland since 2013, and was named interim dean in July 2016. Prior to coming to UMD, he was associate dean/chief of staff of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
Before moving into higher education, Franke worked in both nonprofits and government entities including service as an Officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts and Chief of Staff of Investors Education Foundation. Before that, he was with the consulting firm of Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Alschuler, providing board/program management, change management, and executive recruiting services.
Franke holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California.