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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

Phone: (918) 660-3963
Office: OU-Tulsa campus, 4W101

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Research Interests:

  • Birth – 12th grade teacher and leader working conditions
  • Birth – 12th grade teacher and leader motivation and well-being 
  • Teacher turnover
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Social organization of schooling

Tim Ford is an associate professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Program Coordinator for Tulsa programs, and the Director of the Leadership and Policy Center for Thriving Schools and Communities (THRIVE). 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 in 2010. His work has been published in Review of Educational Research, Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration and Educational Policy, among othersHe currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Educational Research Journal and the International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership.