Dr. Ruth Ford
Director of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Ruth Ford joined the university in 2013 as the director of occupational therapy. She previously served as the associate dean of occupational therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. She comes to HU with 13 years of experience in academia, including expertise in the clinical and business aspects of the field.
Ford has 37 clinical years of experience in management, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, long-term care and home health. She has managed more than 500 occupational and physical therapists and speech language pathologists and has opened multiple occupational therapy programs.
Ford earned her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy at The Ohio State University, a Master in Biomedical Sciences degree in rehabilitation from the Medical University of Ohio (now University of Toledo) and her EdD in Leadership and Policy from Bowling Green State University. Ford held teaching positions at the Medical College of Ohio and the University of Findlay prior to her tenure at Belmont.