Benjamin Ford, Ph.D.

Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship 2013
Sonoma State
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    Benjamin Ford joined the faculty at Sonoma State University in 1998. He teaches mathematics and statistics, with a special emphasis on courses for future teachers. He also works extensively with K-12 schools as the founding faculty advisor for the North Bay Mathematics Project, which provides professional learning opportunities for K-12 teachers from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.

    Since joining Sonoma State, Ford has received more than $9 million in external grant funding, primarily supporting educational partnerships within the university or between the university and K-12 schools.

    His mathematical research is in the area of representation theory of groups, specifically in the modular representation theory of algebraic and finite symmetric groups. Ford is particularly proud of his research papers with undergraduate co-authors.

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