Harrison School of Pharmacy

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Channing Ford Channing Ford
Assistant Clinical Professor
Assistant Director, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Department: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
2316 Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: crf0015@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-8348
Fax: 334-844-8353

B.A., Mass Communication - Alabama-Birmingham, 2003
B.A., Art History - Alabama-Birmingham, 2003
M.A., Communication Management - Alabama-Birmingham, 2006
M.P.A., Public Administration - Alabama-Birmingham, 2009
Ph.D., Administration of Higher Education – Auburn, 2016

Channing R. Ford joined the Harrison School of Pharmacy in the Summer of 2014 in the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (OTLA). Initially, she held the position of Assistant Director of OTLA, but transitioned to Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy-Administration in February, 2016.

Ford has more than 10 years of experience developing and implementing faculty development experiences and has expertise in interprofessional education, assessment, and program evaluation. Ford came to Auburn following eight years in various positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), serving seven years in the School of Medicine.

As Assistant Clinical Professor, Ford is charged with the design and delivery of an evidence-based faculty development curriculum pertaining to instruction and assessment; peer assessment of teaching; identifying, developing, refining, validating and administering learning, teaching, and program assessments and evaluations; analyzing assessment and evaluation data with the goal of continuous improvement of effectiveness and efficiency; assisting the Professional Education Committee in formulating conclusions and recommendations from collected data; and providing administrative support for integrated learning experiences.

Ford earned her Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University in 2016, with her dissertation research focusing on identifying the teaching qualities and behaviors essential for teaching in pharmacy education. Ford is also a four-time graduate of UAB, earning bachelor’s degrees in art history and mass communication, with an emphasis in journalism. She also has master’s degrees in communication and public administration.

Prior to Auburn, she was the Education Program Director for the UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. She also served as the Associate Director for Program Implementation for the UAB Geriatric Education Center, developing inter-professional education opportunities for trainees, faculty and community practitioners.

Ford has authored multiple journal articles, presented numerous papers and posters on interprofessional education at various national meetings, and serves as a consultant for multiple outside grants as an expert in interprofessional education and program evaluation.

Last Updated: April 7, 2017