Dr. John B. Ford**
Professor of Marketing and International Business and Eminent Scholar
Distinguished Fellow, Academy of Marketing Science
Executive Editor (North America) Journal of Advertising Research
Director, Ph.D. Program in Business Administration
College of Business and Public Administration
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
** Ranked 85th in the list of top 100 researchers in International Business, APJM (2008) 

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Business Experience

These were business positions held from 1971 until 1982 prior to enrolling in M.B.A. program at University of Georgia:

Academic Positions

 Editorial Review Boards and Editorial Experience


Selected Publications

Articles in Proceedings (Blind Reviewed and Refereed)


Book Chapters

Curriculum Vitae

Course Syllabi
  • Marketing 621 - Managerial Problems in Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing 640 - Global Marketing Management
  • Marketing 801 - Seminar in Marketing Theory
  • Marketing 827 - Seminar in Marketing Planning and Strategy
  • Marketing 826 - Seminar in International Marketing


    Community Service

    I have worked extensively over the last 26 years for churches in the area.  I have been working for the past eleven years with Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church as a member of the Choir and as the Co-Chairman of the search Committee for the Director of Music and as the Chairman of the Organ Committee. Prior to that I had worked for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  At St. Paul’s I served as the Property Chairman, as a member of the Vestry for 8 years, as the Junior Warden three times, and as the Senior Warden two times. 

    I have also done work at “no fee” for many organizations in the Hampton Roads area.  I did a study for DePaul Hospital to assess their perceptual standing in the area compared to the other major hospitals.  I also have done work for the Virginia Stage Company, Forward Hampton Roads, the Virginia Center for World Trade, the Virginia Department of World Trade, the Virginia Zoo and the Virginia Symphony.  I have also overseen student projects that have involved marketing plans for the Boys Club of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Catholic School, WHRO, the Norfolk YWCA, and various other profit as well as non-profit organizations. I also served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Children’s Chorus.  I also served as the Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee. I have also spent time working as a Director for the Athletic Club – Norfolk, a Travel Soccer Club in Norfolk, VA., as a soccer coach for the Norfolk Youth Soccer Association, as the manager of the Platini travel soccer team for Athletic Club - Norfolk, and as a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 31 in Norfolk, Virginia.  I am presently serving on the Advisory Board for the Virginia Chorale, the top professional chorale society of Hampton Roads.  My wife and I also host a visiting delegation of Russian Judges each year for the Norfolk Sister City Organization for the One World Program.  We have been doing this since 2004. 

    Personal Information

    I am a singer, and sports enthusiast (particularly a fanatical supporter of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, but I also have a love for the Detroit Lions, which stems back to my childhood growing up in the Motor City). I sing in the church choir at Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Norfolk. I particularly enjoy soccer as both sons play, and I served for a number of years as the team manager for my son, Jamie's, select-level soccer team for Athletic Club Norfolk (ACN). I am married to the former Sarah Ann Church, who is a talented pre-school music teacher and Director of the Suzuki Violin Program at the Academy of Music in Norfolk, who has the uncanny ability to keep her charges in line and engendering their love and affection at the same time. It always amazes me to see how her students come up to her everywhere we go and hug her and take her over to see their parents. As a professor teaching university students, we don't tend to get these kinds of reactions from our students! I have four children: Lisa who completed her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Georgia and who taught as a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Richmond for a number of years, who has three daughters, Ainsley, Henley and Lochlann, who we love to dote on; Kimberly, a graphic designer/artist/art teacher with a Master's degree in Art Education from Florida State University, who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia also with a beautiful daughter, Tanner, who we like to spoil; John who graduated from University of Georgia (with a degree in vocal performance) and is working on a Master's Degree in vocal performance at Georgia State University, he lives in Atlanta and he closely follows his favorite English Premier League soccer team, Manchester United. Son, Jamie, graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012, and he is presently working on his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University. Go Dawgs...Sic 'em!!!!


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    Dr. John B. Ford at (757) 683-3587.