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Frank Groom

Barney MBA Degree Propels Industry and Academic Career

FrankGroomAfter a lengthy industry career, Frank Groom began to focus his energy on developing the next generation of IT managers.  His experiences at the Barney School’s MBA program helped him excel in both worlds.

Frank Groom (MBA ’66) is a full tenured Professor of Information and Communication Science teaching graduate students at Ball State University in Indiana. He has spent the last two decades teaching and developing future technology leaders.

Prior to his impressive teaching career, Groom was the District Manager of Statistical Analysis at AT&T while in the Ph.D. program at the NYU School of Business. For the next 22 years, Groom was the Director of IT and Data Processing for Wisconsin Bell and then for Ameritech. While there he also earned his Ph.D. in Information System from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Over the course of his teaching career, Groom has authored 10 books, edited many others for the Oxford University Press, McGraw Hill, and the International Engineering Consortium, and published and presented over 122 papers.

“I want to emphasize that The Barney MBA Program has provided me and so many other students with not only a quality education, but with the solid foundation for a lifetime of accomplishments and contribution. Some of us have even gone on to produce thousands of our own grads to carry what we have learned forward in their lives. For me, none of my life would have been the same without the knowledge I gained from Barney. It has made all the difference. “