Michael Frumkin, Ph.D

Michael Frumkin is University of Central Florida’s Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs. In this position, Frumkin manages a budget of approximately $25 million and leads 325 faculty and staff members. The College of Health and Public Affairs consists of six departments, one school and seven centers and institutes. The college offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees at three campuses and six instructional sites.

Frumkin earned his M.S.W. at the University of Michigan. His Ph.D. is from the Florence Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He has served on the social work faculties of Boston University, the University of Minnesota, and Florida State University. Prior to coming to UCF, he was the Dean of the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. From 1992­ to 1995, he was the President of the Council on Social Work Education.

In his scholarly work, Frumkin focuses on connecting ideas with real scenarios. He explores the link between social work curriculum and the realities of service delivery. His most recent work has been developing the first Community School at Evans High School in Orlando’s Pine Hills neighborhood.

To improve the quality of social work professionals in both Florida and Washington, Frumkin has created social work education programs that emphasize a more personal approach to social work.

He has been the recipient of millions of dollars in federal funds to support students in acquiring their professional degrees, and brings a record of establishing community partnerships that improve the quality of life for local citizens.­