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Gary Grossman

Gary Grossman

Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures


School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603


  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures


Gary M. Grossman, 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. He is currently on sabbatical stationed in Rome, Italy and working as an International Programme Consultant with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO). His current research concerns the implementation efficacy of the UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals (SDGs) globally, with a particular focus in the nations of Central Asia.


  • PhD, Sociology, Purdue University, 1985
  • MS, Sociology, Purdue University, 1976
  • BA, Sociology and Social Policy, Raymond College, University of the Pacific, 1971

Blog Posts


Graff, S. R., N. Berman, R. Aggarwal, C. M. Edwards, C. Morehart, S. Hamdoun, D. Manuel-Navarrete, O. Iheduru, H. Eakin, M. Parmentier, G. M. Grossman and N. Chhetri. 2020. If "the economy" is collapsing, how do people survive? [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link