Dr. Fry is a public and applied sociologist. She focuses on community development through applied work serving area nonprofit organizations, government entities, and coalitions.


  • Applied Sociology, Public Policy, Political Institutions, Community, Social Inequality with specialization in Race, Class, and Gender, Complex Organizations, Nonprofit Community Services, and Sustainability and Regeneration Studies. 
Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, Mental Health Counseling, School of Social Sciences, Indiana University Southeast

Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Indiana University Southeast

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University (past)

Natural Science, Social Sciences, Sociology
PhD, University of Arizona, Sociology, 2005
MA, University of Memphis, Sociology, 1997
BA, Grinnell College, Sociology, 1995
community studies community development or revitalization community services community health substance abuse prevention nonprofit organizations corporate or nonprofit philanthropy early care and education trauma informed communities education k-12 education public goods

Bicentennial Professor, Indiana University, 2019-2020

Distinguished Research for Junior Faculty, Indiana University Southeast, 2016

American Sociological Association
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology