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Wilma Frank

Wilma Frank

Wilma Frank

Professor, Speech

Academic II, Room 2108


Wilma Frank is Professor of Speech and Coordinator of the Speech Department at RCC. She has been a full-time faculty member since 1971. Before arriving at RCC, she worked as a speech therapist and in educational radio programming.

Among the courses Professor Frank teaches are Fundamentals of Speech, Small Group Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication Practicum, Conversation Module, and Cross-Cultural Communication Research, Theory and Practicum. Her primary interests are focused on speech pathology and audiology, intercultural communication, group dynamics and corporate communication.


  • BA Speech Pathology and Audiology, Radio and Television, Brooklyn College
  • MA Speech, Montclair State College


  • SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989
  • New York State English Council Award for Speaking and Listening
  • New York Academy of Science, Honorary Award from Sigma Chi Eta
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • Who's Who Among American Women

Professional Accomplishments

  • National Communications Association
  • New York State Speech Association
  • Sigma Chi Eta, National Communications Association Honor Society


  • What Did You Say? A Guide to American English, with Judith Siegelbaum; Burgess Publishing Co., Alpha editions, Minneapolis, MN, 1983


  • “In the Beginning…,” Lead-off Faculty Lecture for RCC's 50th Anniversary, Rockland Community College, 2009
  • Participated in numerous readers' theaters and colloquia, corporate training programs for Lederle Labs, Orange & Rockland, Rockland Psychiatric Center, pharmaceutical and other businesses and American Management Associates