Lucy Ford, Ph.D.

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Lucy R. Ford, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University.   Her academic experience and research interests include leadership, teams, individual development planning, organizational climate, and survey development. Her research has been published in such journals as Organizational Research Methods, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, as well as edited book chapters.

Dr. Ford received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from East Tennessee State University, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (Minor, Human Resources Management) from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Prior to arriving at SJU in 2008, she served at Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor for 6 years. 

Dr. Ford is a member of the Board of Governors of Southern Management Association (SMA), and a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) and Philadelphia Society for People and Strategy (PSPS).

Dr. Ford’s consultative work has supported many companies, large and small, spanning various industries, both for profit, and not-for-profit.  Her work has included such things as strategic HR assessments, leadership development programs, policy development, coaching, workshops, and survey development, to name but a few.

Dr. Ford has been honored to receive many industry awards recognizing her outstanding work in the human resource field. She was recently nominated for the prestigious Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year award.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, Minor, Human Resources Management, Virginia Commonwealth University

Published works:

  • Hardy, B. & Ford, L. R. (2014).  It's not me, it's you: Miscomprehension in Surveys.   Organizational Research Methods, 17 (2), 138-162
  • Williams, M. L., Brower, H. H., Ford, L. R., Williams, L. J., & Carraher, S. (2008).  A Comprehensive Model and Measure of Compensation Satisfaction.   Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81 (4), 639-668
  • Ford, L. R. & Seers, A. (2006).  Relational and Team Climates: Pitting Differentiation Versus Agreement.   Leadership Quarterly

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