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TMC Welcomes Professor of Mathematics


Cleveland, GA (January 26, 2011) - Truett-McConnell College is excited to welcome Dr. Charles Edward (“Ed”) Ford to our campus faculty. Dr. Ford is a professor of mathematics and TMC anticipates seeing how God will use him on our campus.

Dr. Ford received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Virginia Tech University and also minored in computer science and statistics. He also received a master of science in mathematics from Virginia Tech University and then worked on doctoral works in applied mathematics in Purdue University from 1974-1977. Dr. Ford decided to complete another masters, this time in religion. He graduated with a master of arts in religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and then a doctor of ministry also from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Ford has had numerous experience teaching. He served as a graduate assistant mathematics instructor in Purdue University and as a mathematician, computer scientist, and senior software engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He also served as an assistant professor of mathematics at Liberty University and as a software engineer at First Data Resources, both in Lynchburg, Virginia. He went on to be a senior software design engineer at Allen Telecom Systems in Lynchburg and then transferred to be an adjunct instructor in mathematics and computer science at Longwood University.  In August 2007 to December 2008, he served as a teaching fellow and adjunct instructor in mathematics at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and then as an adjunct instructor in computer science at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia from June 2010.

The professor also served as a pastor at Worsham Baptist Church in Farmville, VA from March 1998 to April 2006 and at Ridgeview Baptist Church in Wise, VA from May 2006 to August 2007.

Dr. Brad Reynolds, vice president of academic services, is excited about the arrival of Dr. Ford.

“TMC is both blessed and honored to welcome Dr. Charles (Ed) Ford to our faculty.  Professor Ford brings a wealth of knowledge as he joins our increasing and distinguished faculty.  With graduate degrees in both Mathematics and Divinity, he will prove most helpful in ‘fostering a Christian Worldview at TMC.’  His educational prowess is surpassed only by his humble Christ like spirit.  We thank God for sending Professor Ford our way,” says Dr. Reynolds.

Truett-McConnell College is proud to have a professor of such outstanding caliber teaching at the campus.

The mission of Truett-McConnell College is to equip students to make a positive impact for Christ through disciplined scholarship and Christian discipleship. For more information about Truett-McConnell College call 706-865-2134 or visit us online at www.truett.edu

By: Vicky Kaniaru

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