Kevin Ford

Kevin  Ford
  • Professor
  • Department Chair
  • Organizational Psychology


Kevin Ford is a professor Psychology at Michigan State University. His major research interests involve improving learning and retention in the workplace through training and other learning activities. He is known for his work on understanding key criterion work constructs such as learning and performance and in particular the study of factors that impact the transfer of learning from training to the job. Kevin also concentrates on understanding factors impacting organizational change and identifying how to build continuous learning and improvement orientations within organizations. He has published over 100 articles and chapters. He has contributed six books including his recent textbook (2021) called “Learning in Organizations”.  He has been part of several funded research projects from the National Institute of Health, The National Institute for Justice, The State of Michigan, the Naval Training Systems Center and the Air Force Resources Directorate. He is an active consultant with private industry and the public sector on training, leadership, and organizational change issues.  Kevin’s contribution to the field of psychology has been recognized as he is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  He received his BS in psychology from the University of Maryland and his MA and Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University.


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