About Frank Serafini

Dr. Frank Serafini is currently a Professor of Literacy Education and Children's Literature at Arizona State University. 

He is also the CEO of Southwest Educational Consultants, Inc.

Curriculum Vitae


Frank has been an elementary classroom teacher, a literacy specialist, an educational consultant, and a professor literacy education and children’s literature for the past thirty years. During that time, Frank has published ten professional development books with Heinemann, Scholastic, and Teachers College Press. In addition to his academic publishing, Frank has written and illustrated seven children’s picturebooks, featuring the Looking Closely series with Kids Can Press.

During his tenure as an educator, Frank has garnered numerous awards, including the Distinguished Professor of Children’s Literature from the ILA, Faculty Teaching Awards at both UNLV and ASU, and the Bank Street Best Book Award and the Teachers Choice Award for the Looking Closely books.

In keeping with his goal to be a modern day Renaissance Man, Frank is an avid traveler and reader, a singer and guitar player on the local music scene in Phoenix, a published nature photographer, and a certified sommelier.


Distinctions & Awards

An article from the ASU Insight Newsletter

Frank’s Band: Frankie & the Tornados

© Frank Serafini 2013