Prior to joining the UCI faculty, Frank D. Bean served as Ashbel Smith Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Director of the Population Research Center, and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the founding Director of both the Program for Research on Immigration Policy and the Population Studies Center at The Urban Institute in Washington, DC. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Research School for Advanced Social Sciences at the Australian National University, the American Academy in Berlin, and the Russell Sage Foundation, as well as Distinguished Senior Visiting Fellow at CCIS and the Center for U.S. Mexico Relations at the University of California, San Diego. His current research focuses on the implications of U.S. immigration policies, Mexican immigrant incorporation, the implications of immigration for changing race/ethnicity in the United States, the determinants and health consequences of immigrant naturalization, and the development of new estimates of unauthorized immigration and emigration.
Dr. Bean is also a participating faculty member in the program in Demographic and Social Analysis.