Gary Grossman

Interdisciplinary "B" Room 366
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Associate Director & Associate Professor
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Asc Dir (ACD) & Asc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Associate Director & Associate Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Asc Dir (ACD) & Asc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603

Biography

Gary M. Grossman, associate director of programs and associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, offers more than three decades of experience in the management of social, education, technology, and employment and training projects in the United States and abroad. 

Experienced in the administration of World Bank, U.S. Government and privately funded projects, Professor Grossman also led the development of and directed a unique transdisciplinary, transnational major in ASU's Master of Science in Technology program. This degree concentration, entitled 'Global Technology and Development' (GTD), features the combined perspectives of social science research and emerging technological models and is aimed at providing students an opportunity to explore the critical questions of globalization, commerce, sustainable development, information technology, transportation, education, and biotechnology which affect all nations. The program is designed to empower students to help guide and direct those impacts. Classes in the GTD program began in 2001, became a stand-alone Master’s program in 2012, and transitioned to the School for the Future of Innovation in Society in 2015.  

Professor Grossman is internationally recognized for leadership in his areas of interest and has built his career on the mutuality of interests between higher education and the needs of the society of which it is a part, both in his native country and around the world. Professor Grossman was awarded two consecutive Fulbright Grants (2002-2004) and spent that period engaged in research and teaching at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Sociology, Purdue University 1985
  • M.S. Sociology, Purdue University 1976
  • B.A. Sociology and Social Policy, Raymond College, University of the Pacific 1971

Research Activity

  • Grossman,Gary M*, Wenhart,James Charles. TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCY IN ELEMENTARY TEACHER EDUCATION: DIVERSITY & EQUITY IN A REGION IN TRANSITION. ED(9/22/1999 - 9/21/2000).
  • Grossman,Gary M*. SQUADRON 21 CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION. OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP(10/1/1998 - 10/31/1998).
  • Grossman,Gary M*. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH & SPORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA, GENERAL EDUCATION PROJECT. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, MOLDOVA(7/26/1998 - 6/16/2000).
  • Grossman,Gary M*. MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPMENT-ARMSTRONG. HUGHES TRAINING, INC(1/2/1997 - 5/16/1997).
  • Grossman,Gary M*. TURKEY NEDP: YOK (FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENT & MANAGEMENT FEES). BRITISH COUNCIL(12/1/1994 - 6/30/1996).
  • Grossman,Gary M*. TURKEY NEDP: YOK (SCHEDULE #4 FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENT & MANAGEMENT FEES). BRITISH CONSULATE-GENERAL(12/1/1994 - 6/30/1999).

Courses

Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst
GTD 507 Tech/Dev in the Middle East
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 595 Continuing Registration
IGD 602 Innovation for Inclusive Devel
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst
GTD 507 Tech/Dev in the Middle East
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst
GTD 507 Tech/Dev in the Middle East
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 595 Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
HSD 584 Internship
HSD 593 Applied Project
HSD 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
GTD 507 Tech/Dev in the Middle East
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
GTD 584 Internship
GTD 590 Reading and Conference
GTD 592 Research
GTD 593 Applied Project
GTD 595 Continuing Registration
GTD 599 Thesis
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
GTD 584 Internship
GTD 590 Reading and Conference
GTD 592 Research
GTD 593 Applied Project
GTD 595 Continuing Registration
GTD 599 Thesis
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GTD 505 Research Design in Tech & Dev
GTD 507 Tech/Dev in the Middle East
GTD 584 Internship
GTD 590 Reading and Conference
GTD 592 Research
GTD 593 Applied Project
GTD 595 Continuing Registration
GTD 599 Thesis

Service

Gary Grossman served as president of the Arizona State University Senate and as the statewide chair of the Arizona Faculties Council in 2010-2011and was ASU’s faculty athletic representative to the PAC-12 Conference and NCAA during 2011-14. 

Work History

With a career beginning in specific applications of civil liberties and community development policy in the United States in the early 1970's and later, concerning uses of technology in American youth and adult education programs in the 1980's, Professor Grossman's career extended abroad through his work as an executive at the Center on Education and Training for Employment at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, he conducted highly successful education and training programs in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and South and East Asia, with a specific focus on education reform, primarily at the post-secondary level. He also held a faculty appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology and served as the president of the Ohio Council on Economic Education while at Ohio State.

He joined the faculty of Arizona State University in 1994 as an associate professor of information and management technology. Once in place, he began to organize the International Projects Unit (IPU) which operated from 1996-2001. Utilizing a perspective emphasizing the interface of social and education policy and its impacts in trade, education, technology, and other aspects of life in the U.S. and abroad, Professor Grossman built the IPU into an organization that was recognized for its unique contributions to project management and specific applications of technology for training, information, and human resource purposes. He joined the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes faculty in 2009.