BS Industrial Engineering, Southern Methodist University; MBA, American University Washington DC; PH. D Organizational Theory and Behavior, The Ohio State University; Chair of OPEN Board of Directors; Program Director MS Leadership for Sustainability Program, Texas A&M University – Central Texas. Chair of the curriculum committee that developed this program; Member of editorial board for The Leadership Quarterly and Sustainability; Teach graduate courses in Leadership Formation, Organization Design for Sustainable Effectiveness, and Capstone Seminar on Global Leadership for Sustainability
Interests & Passions
My present teaching, curriculum development, research, consulting and executive development interests are focused on the leadership necessary for co-creating a conscious, sustainable world that works for everyone.
Louis W. (Jody) Fry is Regents Professor of Management at Texas A & M University-Central Texas and director of their MS Leadership for Sustainability Program. Jody has consulted with public and private organizations and published in numerous scholarly journals. The founder of the International Institute for Spiritual Leadership in 2002 and a commissioned spiritual director, he has primarily focused on organizational and personal transformation through spiritual leadership, which is about motivating and inspiring workers through a transcendent vision and a corporate culture based on altruistic values to produce a highly motivated, committed and productive workforce. Creating a sense of calling or purpose that one’s work has meaning and makes a difference and a sense of membership or belonging whereby one is understood and appreciated is central to spiritual leadership. In 2008, Jody extended his work on spiritual leadership to the field of sustainability, resulting in his book “Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership” and recent publications “Cultivating a Global Mindset” and “Global Leadership for Sustainability.”
Why am I an OPEN fellow?
To engage with students, faculty, executives, NGOs , Universities, and like-minded As the Chair of the Board of the One Planet Education Networks I am committed to our vision of being an accelerator that connects, educates, transforms, and mobilizes change agents for sustainability. As an OPEN Fellow, I have the opportunity to work with progressive educators, consultants, practitioners, and change agents for sustainability. To make leadership education and practice more relevant, accessible, and affordable, as well as partner with other faculty, executives, NGOs , Universities, and like-minded organizations dedicated to sustainable development.