Faculty – Ronald Fry

RonaldFry - Professor, Organizational Behavior
Professor, Organizational Behavior

Peter B. Lewis Building 430
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Ronald Fry’s research interests focus on the factors and dynamics that foster system-wide, positive change. As a co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry theory and method, he works with groups, organizations and institutions around the world to increase their cooperative capacity in order to engage the whole system in strategic thinking, planning and change. Through his research, he continues to develop insights on large group dynamics, appreciative leadership, multi-stakeholder stratgic planning, and business as an agent for world benefit.

PhD, A.P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
MS, A.P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971
BS, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969

Initially Appointed: 1978

Interests and Courses


large systems change
strength-based change methodology
group dynamics
positive affect in group and system change
business as agent for world benefit


organization change & development
group dynamics
sustainable enterprise
leading change
appreciative inquiry
team building

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