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Dr. Timothy Forde named Director of African/African-American Studies

Dr. Timothy Forde named Director of African/African-American Studies

University Programs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Timothy Forde as Director of the African/African-American Studies Program. Dr. Forde is currently a faculty member in the School of Clinical Educator Preparation, School of Education.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Oakwood University, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Forde spent several years working as a researcher at a high school dropout/drug prevention program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee called “I Have A Future.”  This program was successful in reducing both high school dropouts and drug prevention for inner-city youth and received national acclaim.

Dr. Forde also served as the director of an alternative school for minority K-12 males funded by a demonstration grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  This program was successful in supporting several students’ efforts to graduate from high school and attend college with scholarships. 

Dr. Forde has several years of administrative experience as Associate Director of Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a consortium of major Ph.D.-granting academic institutions that cultivate collaborative partnerships to enhance the scientific research and educational enterprise of science and technology through research and fellowship opportunities for undergrad, grad, and postdoctoral students.  In this role, he supervised employees, managed multi-million dollar budgets, and developed new programs.

Dr. Forde has spent the past ten years teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on the latest emerging instructional technologies.  He has also developed professional development workshops for teachers on the topic of integrating instructional technologies in the classroom.  He has presented extensively on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a tool to support culturally supportive instruction.  In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, cycling, and racquetball.





Published on November 12, 2015

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