Jesse Ford Ph.D

Research Partner

My research foci center the voices and experiences students and faculty of color on college campuses. More specifically, my program of scholarship is focused on race, oppressive environments, and historical influences on the educational landscape for people of color.


As a scholar, teacher, and researcher, I am interested lived experiences of others and employ qualitative methods to create a collective understanding of the experiences of people of color in higher education. I use a multitude of research collection techniques, including individual in-depth interviews, focus groups, and observations to understand the experience of these populations.


I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My research uses culturally responsive frameworks to explore the historical and social-cultural influences of race and gender, with an emphasis on Black men in the academy. More specifically, I employ qualitative methodologies to tackle inequity in education, particularly within the socialization experiences of underrepresented students, faculty and their pathways to the professoriate. I use a multitude of research collection techniques, including individual in-depth interviews, focus groups, and observations to understand the experience of these populations.

Jesse Ford Ph.D