Dr. Bridgie A. Ford Bio

About the Director:  Bridgie Alexis Ford, Ph.D.

Dr. Bridgie A. FordDr. Ford is a full Professor and past Chair, Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies in the College of Education.   She is the co-author of two books:  Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Youth with Disabilities and Effective Education of African American Exceptional learners:  New Perspectives.  She is the author or co-author of numerous works in special education and general education journals and books, state-level in-service training materials, and principal or co-principal investigator on federal and state grants.  Dr. Ford has received national, state, and local awards including the International Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Leaders’ Recognition Award for Congressional lobbying efforts that resulted in securing support for investigating issues related to disproportionate representation.  She has served on various editorial boards operating as the first editor of the refereed journal, Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Leaders.  Dr. Ford has held leadership positions in her professional organization including serving as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the National Council for Exceptional Children.  She has served on various community boards including Girl Scouts, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, private schools, and women’s service agencies.