James Madison University
PHOTO: Karen Ford

Karen Ford


DSW, MSW,
Professor

  • Office: HHS 2145
  • Phone: 540-568-6975
  • Email: fordka@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Social Work Department
    James Madison University - MSC 4303
    801 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807
    540-568-6980

Education


  • D.S.W. - Howard University, Washington, DC
  • M.S.W. - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
  • B.A. - Emory & Henry College, Emory VA 

Experience


  • Professor, JMU Social Work Department
  • Director, Lynchburg Youth Services, City of Lynchburg, VA            
  • Regional Youth Prevention Specialist, VA Dept of Juvenile Justice
  • Director Camp New Hope, VA Dept of Juvenile Justice
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Youth group home & detention worker

Professional Interests and Affiliations


  • Baccalaureate Social work Program Directors Association (BPD)
  • Council on social Work Education (CSWE)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Academic Centers Council
  • NAACP

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