Claudia Ford, Ph.D. Program Faculty
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Dr. Claudia J. Ford has had a career in international development and women’s health spanning four decades and all continents. Dr. Ford is professor of environmental studies at State University of New York, Potsdam. She teaches sustainability, gender studies, environmental literature, and environmental justice in classrooms and workshops. Dr. Ford is a midwife and ethnobotanist, who conducts research and writes about traditional ecological knowledge, spiritual ecology, entheogenic plant medicine, women’s reproductive health, and sustainable agriculture.
Claudia serves on the boards of the Soul Fire Farm Institute, and The Black Farmer Fund, both organizations committed to supporting Black farmers, and ending racism and injustice in the food system. Claudia has a BA in Biology from Columbia University, MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, MBA in Health Administration from Antioch University, and PhD in Environmental Studies from Antioch University. Claudia is a writer, poet, and visual artist; and a single mother who has shared the delights and adventures of her global travel with her four children.