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Timothy Ford

Timothy Ford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Program Area Coordinator (Tulsa)

Timothy Ford

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision

Email: tgford@ou.edu
Phone: (918) 660-3963
Office: OU-Tulsa campus, 4W122

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Research Interests:

  • Social Trust
  • Social Organization of Schooling
  • School Leadership and Improvement
  • Teacher and leader motivation and well-being
  • Multilevel models

Tim Ford is an associate professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Program Coordinator for Tulsa programs. His specific researcher interests are in: 1) the social organization of schools and school improvement; 2) teacher and principal psychological needs and 3) the effects of policy and school leadership practices on school working conditions and the effects these have on various aspects of teacher and leader well-being. Dr. Ford earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy at Michigan State University. His work has been published in Review of Educational Research, Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration and Educational Policy. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Educational Research Journal and the International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership.