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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

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.


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


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


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

Additional Information

Member, Monmouth University President’s Diversity Council


Monmouth University First to Fly Program Mentor

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