Home Publications Recent Talks Personal Bio FAQ CV
The Present
I am a professor in the College of IST at Penn State. I am also a professor in Psychology and in Computer Science and Engineering. I have been affiliated with Industrial Engineering, and an IPA to NSMRL in Groton, CT.

The Past

I was mentored in grade school and high school by professors at Bradley University, where my dad was an administrator. Except, we didn't call it mentoring then -- they just helped me with science fair projects, which still seem to provide lessons about how to present work at conferences as talks and posters.

I attended Illinois after attending a summer camp on engineering there (JETS).

After briefly attending Yale, I worked at BBN (I interviewed with BBN while at Illinois, and told to get more education). While at BBN I took CS classes part time at Brandeis and WPI. I attended and graduated from CMU in AI and Psychology. My main advisor was in computer science, but physically and academically I was in psychology where I did an AI and Psychology degree. I believe that I am the only graduate of that 5-year program. I thus graduated from 21st grade.

I taught at the U. of Nottingham in England for 6 years. My humour was diagnosed there as British. I thus maintain some humour materials:

I helped start the College of IST (initially, School of IST) at Penn State. During one of its growth spurts I started a guide to living in State College. It is currently muchly out of date.

Other Frank Ritters

There are more Frank Ritter's than I thought there would be, perhaps more than there needs to be. Here are the ones I've collected so far.


This page has not been approved by the webmaster at Penn State, and does not necessarily represent the view of Penn State. Similar sites were not approved by the U. of Nottingham, which initially required such a disclosure (!).

Last updated 31dec22.