Donna Y. Ford is a three-time alumna with a bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish in 1984, a master of education in counseling in 1988 and a Ph.D. in urban education/educational psychology in 1991.
This summer, she was part of a “dream team” recruited to The Ohio State University as a Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology. She previously was an OSU faculty member from 1997 to 2004. For the past 15 years, she has been a professor of education and human development and more recently, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University.
One of the nation’s top scholars, Dr. Ford’s research focuses on gifted and multicultural/urban education.