Mark G. Frank
received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University
in 1989. He then received a National Research Service Award
from the National Institute of Mental Health to do postdoctoral
research in the Psychiatry Department at the University of
California at San Francisco Medical School, where he worked
with Dr. Paul Ekman. In 1992, he joined the School of Psychology
at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and 4 years
later joined the Communication Department at Rutgers University
in New Jersey.
2005, he returned to his hometown by accepting a position
in the Department of Communication at the University of Buffalo.
He has published numerous research papers on facial expressions
and interpersonal deception. He has used these findings to
consult and train various law enforcement groups in the United
States, such as the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the
New Jersey State Troopers, the International Association of
Arson Investigators, the National Response Team, the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the State Department, as well as other government
and local law enforcement agencies.
Overseas, Frank also has used his findings
to discuss, consult with, or train law enforcement agencies,
such as the Metropolitan Police Service in London (Scotland
Yard), the Nottinghamshire and Kent Constabularies, the National
Crime Faculty, Australian Customs, Australian Federal Police,
as well as Dutch, Belgian, and Singaporean authorities. He
has given workshops to the Federal Judiciary, U.S. District
Court, Pennsylvania State Trial Judges, New Jersey Judicial
College, the New South Wales magistrates and District Court
in Australia, and the Belgian Magistrates. He has also presented
a briefing on behalf of the Consortium of Social Science Agencies
to the U.S. Congress on Deception and Counter-terrorism.
A leading authority on behavioral observation,
Frank currently is working with the Transportation Security
Administration to further develop and test the TSA's new behavioral
screening program, which will be implemented in 40 major airports
nationwide. His research is funded by the National Science
Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security.
Frank has appeared in over 60 print, radio,
and television appearances to talk about some of his work,
including in the Australian Today Show, ABC Radio National,
The Sydney Morning Herald, the BBC, National Public Radio,
New Yorker Magazine, the New York Times, the Philadelphia
Inquirer, CBS' 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, The Learning Channel,
the Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, CNN,
Fox News Channel, and Oprah.