Elise Frattura is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, having taught for over 20 years in the School of Education. From 2003-2013, Dr. Frattura served as an Associate Dean and Department Chairperson for the School of Education. Prior to her role at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Frattura was a teacher and a central office administrator from 1983-2001, during which time she also served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Frattura taught graduate courses for principals and district office administrators in the areas of: Diversity in Elementary and Secondary Education, Advanced Analysis and Design of School Systems, Politics and Educational Organizational Cultures, and Non-Discrimination Law. While a professor, she co-founded and taught courses in Administrative Leadership for Intentional Equity, for school principals and district office administrators.
Dr. Frattura also researches and publishes in the area of Integrated Comprehensive Systems™, non-discrimination law for all learners, and the theoretical underpinnings of educational segregation. Dr. Frattura works extensively with urban, rural, and suburban school districts across the country as well as internationally to assist in the movement from reactionary systems of segregation to a proactive Integrated Comprehensive Systems™ of support through presentations, evaluations, and consultation. Dr. Frattura is a Co-Founder of Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS Equity).