International Engagement Program Coordinator
Office: North Decatur Building, Suite 130
As the International Engagement Program Coordinator, Ford organizes programs and events that support international students, scholars and their families. He also facilitates intercultural competency development trainings and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Additionally, he assists with our social media and e-newsletter communications.
Originally from Tucker, Georgia, Ford attended the University of Georgia and studied International Affairs and Chinese Language and Literature. While there, he spent one year as an exchange student at Tsinghua University in Beijing. After graduating, he lived in Beijing again and worked as an intern at a mobile apps company.
Ford started his career in international education in 2015 while working as a Student Services Advisor at the University of South Carolina's International Accelerator Program. There, he advised students with lower English proficiencies.
In his free time, Ford enjoys watching sports and stand-up comedy and training in martial arts (Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu).