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Sherry Ford

Sherry Ford is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Montevallo.

She fell in love with the study of communication when she took a course on interpersonal communication as an undergraduate. From that moment on, she was hooked and continued the formal study of the topic for the next several years. She earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and communication at Jacksonville State University, a master’s degree in speech at the University of Montevallo and a doctorate in communication theory from Louisiana State University.

Ford teaches courses on interpersonal communication, conflict management, nonverbal communication and introductory research methods, among others. Her research interests are broad-ranging and include communication in bereavement experiences, internet use as a means of maintaining relationships and well-being for seniors, mentoring and advising relationships, imagined interactions and conflict.

Sherry and her husband of 21 years, Doug, are avid golfers and enjoy time with pups Snugz and Diva, their two furry “kids.”