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Christopher T. Franck

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2010
    Thesis: Mixture Based Interaction Effects in Unreplicated Factorial Experiments
    Advisor: Jason Osborne, Associate Professor of Statistics, North Carolina State University
  • M.Stat. in Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2007
  • B.S. in Statistics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Inducted into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, Spring 2012
  • Francis G. Giesbrecht Statistical Consulting Enhancement Award,
    North Carolina State University, Spring 2010
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Statistics,
    North Carolina State University, Spring 2008, 2009
  • Paige Plagge Award for Citizenship, Department of Statistics, North
    Carolina State University, Spring 2008
  • Recipient of VIGRE Fellowship, North Carolina State University, Summer 2007
  • Inducted into Mu Sigma Rho: National Statistical Honor Society -
    Virginia Tech chapter, November 2004

Professional Memberships

  • American Statistical Association


  • 5014: Introduction to Statistical Program Packages
  • Design of experiments and statistical applications in fields such as biology, bioinformatics, and medicine.
  • Highnam G, Franck CT, Martin A, Calvin S, Puthige A, Mittelman D. Accurate human microsatellite genotypes from high-throughput resequencing data using informed error profiles. Nucleic Acids Research, EPub 2012.
  • Zhou L, Franck CT, Yang K, Pilot G, Heath LS, Grene R. Mining for meaning: visualization approaches to deciphering arabidopsis stress responses in roots and shoots. OMICS, 2012 Apr; 16(4): 208-28.
  • Gupta PK, Franck CT, Miller WJ, Gupta H, Forse RA. Development and validation of a bariatric surgery morbidity risk calculator using the prospective, multicenter NSQIP dataset. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2011 Mar; 212(3): 301-9.
  • Serenari C, Leung Y, Attarian A, Franck CT. Understanding environmentally significant behavior among whitewater rafting and trekking guides in the Garhwal Himalaya, India. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2012 June; 20(5): 757-772.
  • Nichols TC, Franck HWG, Franck CT, DeFriess N, Raymer RA, Merricks EP. Sensitivity of whole blood clotting time and activated partial thromboplastin time for canine factor IX: relevance to gene therapy and determination of post-transfusion elimination time of canine factor IX in canine hemophilia B. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2012 Mar; 10: 474-476.
  • Beeman SM, Kemper AR, Madigan ML, Franck CT, Loftus SC. Occupant kinematics in low-speed frontal sled tests. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2012 July; 47: 128-139.
  • Bickel WK, Jarmolowicz DP, Mueller ET, Franck CT, Carrin C, Gatchalian KM. Altruism in time: social temporal discounting dierentiates smokers from problem drinkers. Psychopharmacology, 2012 Nov; 224(1): 109-20.
  • Jarmolowicz DP, Bickel WK, Carter AE, Franck CT, Mueller ET. Using crowdsourcing to examine relations between delay and probability discounting. Behavioural Processes, 2012 Nov; 91(3): 308-312.
  • Nikkhoo P, Sanderford AR, McCoy AP, Koebel CT, Franck CT, Rahmandad H. Adoption of innovative products in the US housing industry: builders practices 2000-2010. Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, February 20-21, 2013, Bethlehem, PA.
Christopher Franck

Associate Professor


403-E Hutcheson Hall (MC 0439) 
250 Drillfield Drive 
Blacksburg, VA