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Wilma Frank

Wilma Frank

Wilma Frank

Chair, Speech

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


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