Dr. Na’Imah Ford

Na'Imah Ford



Office Hours

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. - 6:OO p.m. (Virtual)

Current Semester Schedule

ENC-1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I Virtual, Asynchronous
ENC-1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II Virtual, Asynchronous
ENC-1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II Virtual, Asynchronous
ENC-1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II Virtual, Asynchronous

About Me

Dr. Na’Imah Ford, is a tenured Assistant Professor of English and Modern Languages at Florida A &M University. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Missouri-Colombia in Postcolonial Literature and Theory. She has an MS in Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, an MA in African American Literature and Folklore, and a BA in English Literature from Florida State University. She has two lovely daughters and a Guinea Pig named Zora. She absolutely loves her students and enjoys helping them achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

Areas of Interest

  • Black Women Writers
  • Literary Theory
  • Instructional Design


  • Florida State University • 2018
    M.S. in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (Online)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia • 2008
    Ph.D. in English - Postcolonial Literature and Theory

    (African Diaspora & Women’s Studies) Early 20th Century African American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance (2nd Area)

  • Florida State University • 2004
    M.A. in African American Literature & Folklore

  • Florida State University • 1999
    B.A. in English Literature & International Affairs
    (Latin American & Caribbean History)

Work History

  • Assistant Professor • 2008 - Present 
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Graduate Instructor • 2002 - 2007 
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • AGraduate Instructor • 1999 - 2002
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Academic Accomplishments


  • “Utopian Promises, Dystopic Realities: Teaching bell hooks’ “No Love in The Wild.” Feminist Pedagogy December 2022;
  • “Sistah from Another Mista: Examining the Familial Bond Between Bride and Brooklyn in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child” in Conflicts in Comradeship: Critical Responses About the Black Family in Toni Morrison's God Help the Child.: 2020;
  • “Pedagogy of Empowerment: Approaches to Teaching Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie” College Language Association Journal Special Issue, vol. 60, no. 4, 2018;
  • “Black Americans and American Blacks:” Transatlantic Identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.” The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders, and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature. 2017.

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • ENG 3048 Theories and Techniques of Literary Studies

  • LIT 2110 Introduction to Literature

  • LIT 3196 African - Caribbean Literature

  • ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I

  • ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II

  • LIT 4383 Women’s Literature

  • LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature