Ronald Fry, PhD, MS, BS

Department of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Large systems change
  • Strength-based change methodology
  • Group dynamics
  • Positive affect in group and system change
  • Business as agent for world benefit


“Inquiring into Appreciative Inquiry: A conversation with David Cooperrider and Ronald Fry.” (2018) Grieten, S. Lambrechts, F., Bouwen, R., Huybrechts, J., Fry, R. and D Cooperrrider, Journal of Management Inquiry. Sage Publishing

Fry, R. (2018). In David Szabla, William Pasmore, Mary Barnes, and Asha Gipson (Ed.), Richard Beckhard: Pioneer Thinker in Organization Development   New York, NY: Palgrave - Macmillan

“An Appreciative Inquiry into Business as Agent for World Benefit.” (2017) Fry, Ronald, AI Practitioner, 19 (2), 9-16

“Mirror Flourishing and the Positive Psychology of Sustainability+.” Cooperrider, D. L., Fry, R. E. Journal of Corporate Citizenship (46), 3-12.

“Appreciative Inquiry Research Notes: Deepening Our Understanding of Power of the AI Discovery Phase.” (2015) Fry, Ronald, AI Practitioner, (17 (3), 68-71.


Doctor of Philosophy
Organization Studies and Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science
Systems Engineering
University of California at Los Angeles