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geographer , consultant , Natural resources educator

Robert Elden Ford, American natural resources educator, geographer, consultant. Post-doct. fellow Indiana University, Bloomington, 1982; research grantee David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Provo, 1991, United States Agency for International Development University, Washington, 1992.


Ford, Robert Elden was born on May 12, 1945 in Puerto Castilla, Honduras. Son of Robert Elden and Vanessa (Standish) Ford.


Bachelor in History and Spanish, Pacific Union College, 1968. Master of Arts in Sociology, Loma Linda (California) University, 1969. Master in Public Health, Loma Linda (California) University, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University California, Riverside, 1982.


Instructor, assistant professor Loma LInda University, 1973-1983. Academy dean Adventist University of Central Africa, Gisenyi, 1983-1987. Associate professor Bringham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1988-1992.

Assistant professor Utah State University, Logan, since 1992. Adamson chair international studies Westminster College, Salt Lake City, since 1994. Research associate University California, Riverside, 1975-1977.

Consultant Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, Silver Springs, Maryland, 1987-1992. Board directors Association American Geographers Africa Specialty Group, Washington, 1988-1991. Adjunct associate professor international health, Loma Linda University, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Elder Wasatch Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, Salt Lake CIty, 1991-1992. Member Association American Geographers (director 1988-1991), Society International Development, African Studies Association, International Mountain Society, International Studies Association.


Married Karen Elaine Storz, June 15, 1969;children: Bryan A., Colby A.

Robert Elden Ford

Vanessa (Standish) Ford

Karen Elaine Storz

Bryan A. Ford

Colby A. Ford