Rod Ford

Director of Research Operations & Employee Owner

Rod Ford

Alma Mater
University of Kentucky

What He Brings to the Table

Rod is a storyteller with a talent for bringing together learning and technology to create a complete and compelling solution.

Professional Experience

Rod has 20+ years of experience in the areas of education strategy, instructional design, competency models, professional development, project management, and change management. This includes extensive leadership of large projects for corporate and government entities. Rod is a frequent conference presenter and contributing author to journals and magazines.

What He’s Passionate About

Personal and professional development. Rod enjoys developing informal learning experiences that provide rich opportunities for personal and professional growth. Rod developed an embedded professional development model to give TiER1 employees additional opportunities for their own development. For Rod, learning experiences are not only important for the content, but also the meaning, purpose, and value they bring with them.

An Unlikely Path

Not only does Rod hold a B.A. in journalism, but he also earned a Master of Divinity from the Church of God Theological Seminary. Rod is currently pursuing a doctorate in philosophy from the Institute of Lutheran Theology in addition to serving as chaplain for a local professional sports team.

Fun with the Fam

Rod enjoys hiking with his wife Susan through the national parks in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. He and Susan enjoy traveling the U.S. to experience the culture and history of other cities.