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William F. Ford


Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Doctor of Arts, Psychology, 1976

Master of Arts, Psychology, 1974


Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1972




Summa Cum Laude, Catholic University, 1972

bulletPhi Beta Kappa, Catholic University, 1972
bulletKingsley Memorial Fellowship, Lehigh University, 1972
bulletBucks County Community College Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996
bulletLindback Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002


Bucks County Community College

Newtown, PA 18940

bulletFaculty, Psychology, 1976 to Present
bulletGrants Coordinator, 1989 to 1990
bulletInterim Director of Development and Executive Director, BCCC Foundation, June 1989 to March 1990
bulletChairperson, Dept. of Behavioral and Professional Sciences, 1982 to 1989

Northampton Area Community College

Bethlehem, PA 18015

bulletInstructor, Psychology, Fall 1975

Pennsylvania State University

Allentown, PA

bulletAdjunct Instructor, Statistical Methods, Fall 1974

Lehigh University

bulletTeaching Assistant and Adjunct Instructor, 1972 to 1976


Ford, W. (1974). An investigation of the effectiveness of mnemonic strategies employing imagery in paired-associate learning. Unpublished master's thesis, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.


Ford, W. (1977). The philosophy of psychology in the undergraduate psychology curriculum. (Doctoral dissertation, Lehigh University, 1976.) Dissertation Abstracts International, 37, 5810B-5811B.


Ford, W., Richard, J. & Moore, H. (1979). Giving psychology away: A new look. Teaching of Psychology, 6, 181-183.


Gagliardi, G. & Ford, W. (1993). Negotiating the rapids of curricular reform. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference: 1993 (pp. 40-52). Lancaster, PA: Pennsylvania Association of Two Year Colleges.


Richard, J. & Ford, W. (1984, May). Off-campus speakers enrich courses. APA Monitor, p. 35.



Ford, W. (1980, June). Creative problem solving. In W. Ford (Chair), Life skills: A nontraditional approach to giving psychology away. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Lancaster, PA.


Ford, W. (1981, June). Teaching problem solving techniques in college settings. In J. Richard (Chair), Teaching problem solving techniques in college and clinical settings. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Lancaster, PA.


Ford, W. (1991, July). Confessions of a recovering administrator. In D. Rosentrater (Chair), Recycling Mr./Ms. Chips: Changing roles in a changing academe. Forum presented at the Leadership 2000 Conference, League for Innovation in the Community Colleges, Chicago, IL.


Ford, W., McCreadie, M. & Puchalski, M. (1996, October). Teaching intelligence to promote intelligence: An interdisciplinary approach. Concurrent session presented at the Annual Teaching/Learning Conference, Ashland Community College, Ashland, KY.

  Ford, W. (1998, April). Teaching creativity to promote creativity: An interdisciplinary approach. Concurrent session presented at the annual convention of the American Creativity Association, Houston, TX.
  Ford, W. (1998, October). Integration of knowledge: Student success through interdisciplinary team teaching. Concurrent session presented at Strategies Promoting Student Success in the Community College Conference, Delaware Technical & Community College, Newark, DE.
  Ford, W. & McCreadie, M. (2000, November). Multiple disciplines and multiple intelligences: Integration of knowledge at Bucks County Community College. Concurrent session presented at the Community College Showcase, Ocean City, MD.


Co-author of Title III, Activity 1: Computer-Augmented Instruction. This activity involved integration of appropriate microcomputer use throughout the curriculum; it included extensive equipment purchase (120 units) for lab, library, and faculty use. The activity accounted for $890,000 of the total $1,700,000 over a four year period. June 1989.


Principal author of a curriculum and faculty development grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts in the amount of $275,000 over a three year period. This grant funded activities related to the revision of the core curriculum at Bucks County Community College, and other liberal arts curriculum initiatives. The grant was the first such gift from the Pew Trusts to a community college. September 1990.



Chair, Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee. 2000 to 2002.
  Evaluation of Instruction and Outcomes Assessment Committee. 1998 to 2000.
  Middle States Periodic Review Report Steering Committee (Chair). 1995 to 1997.
  Advisory Council to the President (Chair). 1994 to 1996.
  Assistant to the Academic Dean for Core Curriculum. 1992 to 1994.
  Planning Advisory Group. 1993 to present.
  Curricular Revision Committee (Chair). 1992 to 1994.
  Ad-hoc Committee on Academic Performance. 1992 to 1994.
  Middle States Accreditation sub-committee: Missions, Goals, and Objectives. 1991.
  Departmental Advising Specialist, 1990 to 1996.
  Departmental Adjunct Faculty Coordinator. 1990 to 1994.
  Ad-hoc Committee on Core Curriculum. 1989 to 1992.
  Academic Performance Committee (Co-chair). 1988 to 1990.


bulletAmerican Psychological Association
bulletAmerican Creativity Association


bulletIntroduction to Psychology
bulletSocial Psychology
bulletExperimental Psychology
bulletStatistical Methods in Psychology
bulletEducational Psychology
bulletIntegration of Knowledge: Intelligence
bulletIntegration of Knowledge: Creativity


Married, three children.



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