Rochelle L. Ford, PhD, APR
LEADING PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EXPERT, AUTHOR, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER, AND HIGHER EDUCATION LEADER
WHO I AM
Rochelle L. Ford, PhD, APR is dean of the Elon University School of Communications in Elon, N.C., leading public relations professional, researcher, author, and international speaker. One of the foremost experts in diversity and inclusion in the public relations, advertising, and communications industries, Dr. Ford has led hundreds of presentations on multicultural communications and diversity. She has also executed award-winning research funded by several organizations including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Plank Center for Leadership, and Arthur W. Page Society.
A 2018 PRWeek Hall of Fame inductee and Fulbright scholar, Dr. Ford has received numerous accolades including the PRSA National Capital Chapter’s Diversity Champion Award and PRSA’s National D. Parke Gibson Multiculturalism Award, among others. In 2014, she was inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society. A frequent contributor to several national publications including PR Tactics, Strategist and the New York Times, Dr. Ford has authored than 100 articles and four books. You can purchase her most recent book Ofield: The Autobiography of Public Relations Man Ofield Dukes.
To learn more, read Dr. Ford's curriculum vitae.
BEA Leadership Symposium: Faultlines in Communications
BEA Annual Convention | Las Vegas
Leaders of Tomorrow
G&S Business Communications | Raleigh, NC