William F. Ford, PhD
Full Name William F. Ford, PhD
Phone (615) 898-2889
Fax (615) 898-5596
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Professor William F. Ford holds the Weatherford Chair of Finance in the College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He formerly served as Dean of the Business School at the University of Denver; President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; President and COO of First Nationwide Bank; Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank; and as Executive Director and Chief Economist of the American Bankers Association. Dr. Ford often appears on nationwide and regional TV and radio business news shows as an economic policy expert and served as TeleCheck’s Senior Economic Advisor from 1990 – 2001. He has authored or coauthored about 100 articles in business and academic journals, has served on the boards of six corporations, NABE (the National Association for Business Economics), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Ford is an elected Fellow of NABE and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He also served as MTSU’s representative on the Tennessee Lottery Task Force and received MTSU’s Outstanding Public Service Award twice, in 1996 and 2004, and the distinguished Research Award, in 1998. In 2004, he received the Tennessee Board of Regents’ (statewide) Academic Excellence Award for managing the Weatherford Chair of Finance’s programs. A veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, he earned his B.A. in economics (summa cum laude), from the University of Texas; his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University’s Business School.

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The 2013 Outlook for the U.S. Economy and Dental Practice Owners and Managers