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Phillip C. Fry, PhD

Phil Fry

Emeritus Professor, Information Technology and Supply Chain Management

Phil Fry is a retired professor of operations management in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, where he has taught since 1988. Phil received his B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Arkansas, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Louisiana State University.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Phil has consulted with and provided training to small and large companies, including Intermountain Gas, Boise Cascade Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, The J. R. Simplot Company, United Water of Idaho, Woodgrain Millwork Inc., Idaho Power, Boise City, and Micron Electronics.


Ph.D., Louisiana State University; MS, Louisiana State University; MBA, BA, University of Arkansas

Teaching Areas

His teaching and research interests are in the areas of business statistics, production management, and quantitative business modeling.

Featured Publications

He is a co-author of the textbooks Business Statistics: A Decision Making Approach, 9th edition, and A Course in Business Statistics, 3rd edition both published by Prentice-Hall. Some of his research has appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research, the Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education, and the Production and Inventory Management Journal.


College of Business and Economics Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014 presented by the College of Business & Economics Advisory Council.