Robin Ford

Doctoral Student Spotlights

Robin Ford

English Education

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
Steinhardt's reputation is excellent, and I was very interested in working with David Kirkland and Glynda Hull.
My academic passion is:
American popular culture
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Be a tenured professor with a couple of published books.
A hobby I have is:
Making Lego models
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
Chipotle - great food and it's healthy!
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Pop culture in college composition
I'm interested in this topic because:
It is vital that instructors understand what is important to their students and how these things affect their classroom work.
Research or scholar I most admire:
Paulo Freire
Professor who has influenced me the most:
David Kirkland
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Topics in Teaching and Learning: Schooling and Race
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
Walking around the city, people watching

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Buffalo, NY, and Fresno, CA
Career Goals:
English Professor
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Member of Kappa Delta Pi and Pi Lambda Theta
Other professional or service activities:
Composition Coordinator, Medgar Evers College English Department Faculty adviser for "Legacy," Medgar Evers College's creative journal