FOREST OF THE RAIN PRODUCTIONS
An Educational Affairs Organization
Dr. Donna Y. Ford
The Abstract: On Living Academic Research Drs. Michael A. Robinson and Donna Y. Ford discussed how scholars can turn the higher education culture of Publish or Perish to Publish and Prosper.
Professor Ford has consulted with hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations. She has conducted over 1,000 presentations and workshops. Dr. Ford has written several books and over 100 articles and book chapters on Black students, gifted education under-representation, and closing achievement gaps.
Donna Y. Ford, PhD, is Professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She is the former Betts Chair of Education &Human Development, and currently holds a joint appointment in the Department of Special Education and Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Ford has been a Professor of Special Education at the Ohio State University, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.
Professor Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education. Specifically, her work focuses on: (1) the achievement gap; (2) recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education; (3) multicultural curriculum and instruction; (4) culturally competent teacher training and development; (5) African-American identity; and (6) African-American family involvement. She consults with school districts, and educational and legal organizations on such topics as gifted education under-representation and Advanced Placement, multicultural/urban education and counseling, and closing the achievement gap.
R.A.C.E. = Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Empowerment
RACE Mentoring aka RM
R.A.C.E. Mentoring (RM) was designed by three professors eager to share their successes...We are moving over to make room at the higher education table!
Drs. Donna Y. Ford, Malik Henfield, and Michelle Trotman Scott have come together to support, nurture, and advocate for Black and Hispanic doctoral students, junior/untenured faculty, and tenured faculty -- too many of whom are under-represented in higher education. Our goal is to share our experiences regarding SURVIVING and THRIVING in higher education!
The Work of Dr. Donna Y. Ford
Hello Dr. Donna Y. Ford,
Congratulations on being named one of the 2015-2016 I AM L.E.E. Award Laureates! The I AM L.E.E. Award (Living Education Everyday) is our way of identifying and highlighting education and community leaders who exemplify what is right in America’s education, fair housing, higher education, parental/family engagement and academic research arenas.
You were selected as an I AM L.E.E. Award Laureate in the field for Academic Research. Your passion for expanding voices of the seldom heard among students, faculty and emerging researchers has placed you among one of our nation’s leading mentors of emerging scholars. Your Race Matters Facebook Group is quickly becoming the place go for researchers of all experiences seeking guidance, support, networking along with positive and healthy feedback on all challenges facing educators in the higher education arena.