Rita E. Frank earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park, an M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Temple University, and a B.A. in English from The George Washington University. Passionately interested in the scholarship of teaching, she has had two of her courses selected as national models by the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). Currently, she is collaborating on a review article that will challenge a key assumption of Solomon Asch's classic work on independence and conformity. Active in the Virginia Academy of Academic Psychologists for many years, she has served as Treasurer and as President of that organization.