David L. Ford, Jr., Ph.D., is Professor of Organizational Studies, Strategy, and International Management at the University of Texas at Dallas and President of D. L. Ford & Associates, a management consulting firm offering training, organizational development and change management services to business, government, and community-based organizations.

David L. Ford, Jr.

He has more than 30 years of professional experience as an industrial engineer for an aerospace firm, as an educator, and as a consultant and manager. His areas of expertise include productivity analysis, continuous improvement, leadership development, executive coaching, behavioral style assessment, decision making and problem -solving, organization development and change management, workplace diversity, small group processes and team building, organizational culture change and assessment, and management training.

Dr. Ford has also held academic appointments at UCLA, Purdue University, Michigan State University, and Yale University. He belongs to numerous professional organizations including, NTL Institute (former Chair of the Board of Directors), National Black MBA Association (Dean, Executive Development Institute), Academy of Management (former Chair, Committee on People of Color), Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (former President and life member), Organization Development Network, SYMLOG Consulting Network, and the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (former Chair, Board of Regents).

Through his membership in the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), Dr. Ford continues to develop his research and business interests in international business development. Through SIBF, he serves as a faculty member in the Central Eurasian Leadership Alliance (CELA) leadership development program held each summer at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has traveled extensively internationally and leads a UTD delegation to several countries in May of each year.

He has received numerous awards, including Outstanding Alumnus Award from Iowa State University, Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Commission in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.


Academy Academy of Management
Society of International Business Fellows

NTL NTL Institute
Central Eurasian Leadership Alliance

National Black MBA Association

Symlog Consulting Group

Institute of Certified Professional Managers

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