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Dr. Frances Bender
Professor and Assistant Provost for Student Retention and Success
Ed.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  Provost's House 551 Oak Street

Fran Bender teaches professional writing and literature for children and adolescents. She also serves as director of the department's computer classroom. Dr. Bender's most recent research has focused on censorship in young adult literature, and on the use of writing groups and portfolios in technical writing courses. She has been honored with the University's Outstanding Service Award.