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Fry, Melissa
Director, Applied Research and Education Center

Primary Phone: (812)941-2105
Secondary Phone: (859)868-8108

Dr. Fry is a sociologist interested in using the tools of the trade to build strong and vibrant communities. Before coming to IU Southeast she taught at Auburn University and worked as a policy researcher at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, KY. As an applied researcher, Dr. Fry has done projects on a wide range of social and economic issues ranging from childcare and community based services to the economic impacts of coal mining in Kentucky. Her areas of specialization are social inequality, organizations and public policy.

Education: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Arizona 2005 (Political Institutions, Race, Class and Gender, and Organizations) M.A. Sociology, University of Memphis Center for Research on Women 1997 B.A. Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies Concentration, Grinnell College 1995


Applied Research and Education Center
Category: Community involvement
Sub Category: Our World
A/V Requirements: Projector (for your own laptop)

The Applied Research and Education Center is a nonprofit fee for service community based research organization, funded in part as an outreach service of Indiana University Southeast.
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