Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Michael Joe Ford

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


  • M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.F.A., Arkansas State University-Jonesboro
  • Study Abroad - Katholiek Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Teaching Specialties

  • Graphic Design


  • The 505 Union Artist Collective


Joe Ford was born in Jonesboro Arkansas. He received his BFA in Studio Art from Arkansas State University in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. He has served as Curator of Prints at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University, as Executive Director of City Without Walls art gallery in Newark New Jersey and as Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs at New Jersey City University. Mr. Ford has been working as a professional graphic designer since 2004. In 2008 he returned to Arkansas where he currently lives and works with his wife Cara Sullivan, their cat Pip and dog Palace.

Michael Joe Ford

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3992
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Art Annex
Room: 204B