The Magic and Beauty of Computer Science

Ron Fry

Ronald Fry, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Department of Organizational Behavior, ranked best in the world overall for the past five year period by the Financial Times. He has also been honored with the University Award for Outstanding Teacher in the Professional Schools and the Weatherhead School’s Lifetime Service Award. Ron is widely published in the areas of Organizational Development, Appreciative Inquiry, Team Building, Change Management, Executive Development and the role and functions of the CEO. He was part of the group that originated the Appreciative Inquiry approach and continues to both apply and study the applications of AI in the field. His most recent book is Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity, with Frank Barrett. He also recently co-edited Appreciative Inquiry and Organizational Transformation: Reports from the field (Quorum, 2001) and the Handbook of Transformative Cooperation. With Professor David Cooperrider, he co-directs the CASE Weatherhead International Certificate Program in Appreciative Inquiry for the Betterment of Business and Society. He is Editor and Chief of the CASE Center for Business as Agent of Work Benefit’s global inquiry and directs the Center’s Institute for Advances in Appreciative Inquiry. He currently oversees AI applications in a variety of systems including World Vision, Lubrizol, Roadway Express, and the US Navy.