Professor Wallace Ford is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Public Administration Department at Medgar Evers College. He joined the Medgar Evers College faculty chair with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.
In the public sector he has held positions ranging from Counsel to the New York State Assembly Committee on Banking to President of the State of New York Mortgage Agency. As the direct appointee of New York State Governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo as well as New York City Mayor David Dinkins, he has also served as Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Commerce and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Business Services.
As an attorney and as a consultant his clients have included the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Irish Stock Exchange, Bloomberg LLC, Black Entertainment Television, that National Investment Bank of Jamaica, the Nigerian Ministry of Finance, the Earth Institute, the Republic of Haiti and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation.
Professor Ford brings a clear and focused understanding of the evolution of communications and transactional information with his highly trafficked Point of View contemporary commentary blog which is now read in over sixty countries and “The Inclusion Show with Wallace Ford” a television talk show that has been broadcast nationally. He is also a frequent guest host and commentator on political events and business issues on MSNBC, WNYW – Fox 5 News, WPIX-TV – New York, WBLS Radio and a contributor to Black Noire Renaissance literary magazine (NYU).
He has lectured and spoken at conferences in London, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nigeria, Gabon, Tanzania, Jamaica, Haiti, Antigua and Colombia to name a few venues. Professor Ford has also published two novels The Pride (2005) and What You Sow (2007).
Professor Ford was born in Harlem and educated in Japan, Puerto Rico and the United States. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he was a Senior Fellow and received his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. He currently resides in Harlem.