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Franks, Joel S.

Lecturer AY-B,  Humanities
If Summer Session Extension,  Interdisciplinary Social Sci
Winter Session Faculty,  Interdisciplinary Social Sci
Lecturer AY-C,  Interdisciplinary Social Sci

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5752

Office Hours
Fall, 2012 M, W, 9-11:15 AM



  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Cal-Irvine, 1987
  • Master of Arts, History
    CSU-San Jose, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts, History
    CSU-San Jose, 1971


Joel Franks is a native Californian. A former San Jose State student, he has been teaching at SJSU since 1988. In addition to teaching at SJSU, he has taught at De Anza College, San Jose City College, Santa Clara University, CSU East Bay, UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz. He has been married to Cheryl Kodani Franks since 1986 and has one daughter and one son.