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Timothy Ford

Timothy Ford


Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum & Supervision
Phone: 918-660-3963
E-mail: tgford@ou.edu

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.

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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