Founding director, Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream
Michael Ford is the Founding Director of Xavier University's <a href="http://www.xavier.edu/americandream/" target="_hplink">Center for the Study of the American Dream</a>. Ford has a 37-year career in politics, government and business at all levels of American public life. He has held senior staff and senior advisory positions in nine presidential campaigns. Ford also served as executive assistant to the Governor of Ohio and chief of staff for the mayor of Cincinnati. He has a master's degree in government from Georgetown University, was a graduate fellow at the Pennsylvania State University School of Public Administration and received his Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University.