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Ford, David J

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

  • Associate Professor

Department: Professional Counseling

Office: Graduate Center 111

Phone: 732-923-4620

Email: dford@monmouth.edu


Dr. Ford hails from North Carolina originally. He is a Licensed Counselor in North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey. He is Board-Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He began his career in Student Affairs and has ten years of counseling experience. He has eight years collegiate teaching experience and has taught undergraduate Human Services courses, graduate counseling courses, and doctoral counselor education courses. He has taught face-to-face and online. He has experience working in addictions facilities, community agencies, and in college counseling centers. His scholarly and advocacy interests are Black men in higher education (especially those at PWIs), Black Greek-letter Organizations, Queer and Trans people of color, HIV/AIDS, and the intersection of religion/spirituality and sexual orientation. Currently, he is the President-elect of the New Jersey Counseling Association, is on the planning committee for the National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Action, Research, and Change, and is on the Board of Directors for the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network. He is a classically-trained pianist and is a proud, active, and financial member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Education

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

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

B.A. in Psychology, Wake Forest University

Research Interests

Qualitative research methods

Career Counseling

HIV/AIDS

Black male college students, especially at PWIs

Black Greek-letter Organizations

Intersectionality: race/ethnicity and sexual
orientation/gender identity, religion/spirituality and sexual orientation

Cultural sensitivity in Counselor Education and Supervision

Cultural sensitivity in Mentoring

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

                North Atlantic Region for Counselor Education and Supervision

               
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

National Career Development Association

               
Co-chair for the Counselor Educator Academy

               
Member, Diversity Council

Chi Sigma Iota

New Jersey Counseling Association

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North
Carolina

Awards

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Doctoral Fellowship recipient, 2013-2014 (Inaugural cohort)

Additional Information

Member, Monmouth University President’s Diversity Council

NBCC MFP Mentor

Monmouth University First to Fly Program Mentor

Keeper of Records, Asbury Park-Neptune (NJ) Alumni Chapter
of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Human Development Through the Life Span – PC 515
  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529
  • Theories of Counseling – PC 525

2022 Summer B

  • Human Development Through the Life Span – PC 515
  • Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse – PC 540
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

2022 Spring

  • Human Development Through the Life Span – PC 515
  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

2021 Fall

  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529
  • Theories of Counseling – PC 525

2021 Spring

  • Human Development Through the Life Span – PC 515
  • Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse – PC 540
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

2020 Fall

  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

2020 Summer B

  • Group Counseling – PC 550
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529
  • Theories of Counseling – PC 525

2020 Spring

  • Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse – PC 540
  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

2019 Fall

  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

2019 Summer B

  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529
  • Theories of Counseling – PC 525

2019 Spring

  • Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse – PC 540
  • Introduction to Counseling Skills – PC 523
  • Multicultural Counseling – PC 529

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Human Development Through the Life Span (PC 515)
  • Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PC 540)
  • Introduction to Counseling Skills (PC 523)
  • Multicultural Counseling (PC 529)
  • Theories of Counseling (PC 525)