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Robert M. Frakes

Robert M. Frakes

Prof. Frakes is Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities (and Professor of History) at California State University, Bakersfield since 2017. Before that, he was Professor of History and Chair of Social Sciences at Clarion University, where he taught ancient and medieval history. He received his BA in Classics from Stanford in 1984, followed by a Master's in Education from the STEP program, where he received Latin and Social Science teaching certifications. He earned his PhD in History from UC Santa Barbara in 1991.