Cameron Ford, Ph. D.

Founding Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Cameron Ford, Ph. D.


Ford earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Penn State University and served on the faculty of Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Management before joining UCF. His scholarly interests focus on processes related to new venture emergence, with a particular emphasis on how decision making and communication processes help creative visions evolve into business ventures.

Ford’s research has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.


  • Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, 1990.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Management, 1984.

In the News

  • UCF Member of NSF’s National Innovation Network
    Cameron Ford joins the I-Corps program executive committee - to help provide UCF scientists and researchers the program, process, and resources to investigate and validate the commercialization of their science.
  • UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Launches Starter Lab
    “The Starter Lab is a great place for students to collaborate with others and ‘noodle’ with preliminary innovation and new venture ideas. We intend for the Starter Lab to be a community center for student starters from all disciplines...”

Research and Publications

Video and Media

UCF Featured Faculty: Cameron Ford, Ph.D.