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David Ford, Assistant Professor, Dept of Professional Counseling

David J. Ford, Jr., Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Assistant Professor

Professional Counseling
Graduate Center 111

David J. Ford, Jr., Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

David Julius Ford, Jr. holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Wake Forest University. In May 2014, he earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University. Dr. Ford is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Ford has eight years of teaching at the collegiate level and has nine years of student affairs experience. He is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University.

Dr. Ford’s professional interests are Black Greek life; multicultural issues; college students; African American males in higher education; career counseling; addictions counseling; supervision; group work; qualitative research; the LGBTQQIA community; Intersectionality; and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

He has experience as an instructor for undergraduate human services courses and has taught graduate courses on career counseling, testing and assessment, clinical mental health counseling, addictions counseling, practicum supervision, and group counseling, multicultural counseling, and counseling skills. He has also taught a doctoral-level dissertation course and a doctoral-level course in grant-writing and program evaluation and advanced theories. He is one of 24 inaugural fellows of the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program.

Dr. Ford is a classically-trained pianist and is a proud and active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As an undergraduate, he had the privilege of taking a class taught by the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

Dr. Ford currently lives in Ocean, New Jersey.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University, B.A. in Psychology