Senior Vice President / Publisher, The Princeton Review
Updated February 2015
Rob Franek, Senior Vice President-Publisher at The Princeton Review, is the company's chief expert on education and college issues. Over his 22-year career, he has served as a college admissions administrator, test prep teacher, author, and lecturer. He is lead author of The Princeton Review's annual books, The Best 379 Colleges and Colleges That Pay You Back:The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In . He is also co-author of If The U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted
As Publisher at The Princeton Review, Rob visits more than 50 colleges a year and oversees the company's line of 150 titles from best-selling test-prep guides to college- and graduate school-related books. He directs the annual surveys of college administrators and of college, business school, and law school students upon which the well-known Princeton Review rankings and rating scores are based. Rob also gives dozens of presentations a year on education and college issues to audiences of teachers, parents and students. At the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)'s conferences, he has been lead moderator on panels that have drawn "standing room only" audiences. He has also delivered keynote addresses at regional and state conferences.
Rob has been sourced on education topics by a wide range of media from Family Circle and The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has appeared over a dozen times on NBC "TODAY," as well as on ABC "Good Morning America," CBS "This Morning," and on several FOX, CNN, and NPR programs.
Prior to joining The Princeton Review in 1999, Rob served as a college admissions administrator at Wagner College (New York City) for six years. He earned his B.A. at Drew University in Political Science and History. A lifelong history buff, he conducts historical walking tours of New York City for Sweet City Tours, a company he founded. Rob, 43, lives in Manhattan. Follow his Tweets at @RobFranek
The Princeton Review is an education services company based in New York City, with offices across the U.S. and abroad. In August 2014, it became an operating business of IAC. The Princeton Review (which is not affiliated with Princeton University) is known for its academic tutoring, test preparation, college and graduate school admission services, and its books published by Penguin Random House.
Note: Franek is pronounced "FRAN-ik"
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