- Professor, psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
- Executive Assistant, Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs
- Academic Credentials: BA, Catholic University of America; MS, DA, Lehigh University
- Office: Tyler 103
Phone: (215) 968-8285 Ext: 8285
- Home Page: http://faculty.bucks.edu/fordw/
- INTG285: Integration of Knowledge
- PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC270: Experimental Psychology
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in 1972. My graduate studies were completed at Lehigh University, where I received a Master of Science (1974) and a Doctor of Arts in Psychology in 1976.
The focus of my graduate training was the teaching of Psychology. Although I consider myself a generalist, I have particular interests in research methods, social psychology, cognition, and philosophy. I have been a member of the psychology faculty at Bucks County Community College since 1976, and I constantly marvel that there are people in this world that would actually pay me for doing something that is so much fun: teaching. In addition to PSYC110, I also teach "Experimental Psychology", and two Integration of Knowledge courses: “Self, Identity & the Human Experience” and "Creativity."
I have worn a number of "hats" while at the College. I served as Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral and Professional Sciences from 1982 to 1989. In the 1989-1990 academic year I served as Interim Director of Development (a fund raising position) and Grants Coordinator for the College. In 1990 I returned to full-time teaching. More recently, I led the College’s institutional Self-Study for reaccreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2002 I was honored to receive the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2009 I took the position of Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs. In that position I am responsibility for faculty professional development, assessment of learning outcomes in the core curriculum and academic majors, and grants. I have worked with just about every office in the College and know just about everyone. If you ever find yourself wondering where to go or who to talk to at the College to get something done, don't hesitate to ask me for assistance.
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