Contact Tom Ford
Tom Ford is in his 23rd year on the Marquette athletics staff and he oversees the academic support center (also known as "The Eagles Nest") at the Al McGuire Center.
The academic support center offers programs designed to meet the academic needs of student-athletes, including an extensive freshmen orientation program, academic advising, tutoring, writing assistance, organized study sessions, computer lab and the design and implementation of individual study plans.
Prior to coming to Marquette, Ford served as an advisor/mentor at Wis.-Parkside. From 1982-87, he was the assistant director for the Educational Opportunity Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Ford graduated from Wis.-Parkside with a bachelor's degree in English in 1972 and received his master's in education in guidance and counseling from Carthage College in 1999.
Ford and his wife, Susan, have two children, Jesse (2009 Marquette graduate) and Casey (currently attending MU).