Speaking & Teaching Experience

Industry Involvement

Barbara Meyers Ford has made significant contributions, both as a volunteer and a staff member, for some of the most prominent organizations in the industry.

A few highlights:

2007 – present
Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University, College of Professional Studies, Masters in Publishing Program (instructor and leader, Journals Specialty Track)

1997 – 2007
Longest serving member of the American Diabetes Association Publication Policy Committee

2005 – 2006
Interim managing editor and Associate Publisher Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, a multi-million four-serial operation with a staff of 25

President of the Council of Biology Editors (now Council of Science Editors), accomplishing dramatic improvements to the Council's administration, finance, and volunteer structures. Member since 1982. Additional Service: Vice President, Chair, Awards & Honors Committee, Administrative Committee, Nominating Committee, Management Review Task Force, Membership Committee, and more

1989 – 2002
Established The Publishers Panel for the Charleston Conference an annual gathering of librarians, publishers and suppliers. Served as moderator and speaker for 11 conferences.

Founded Meyers Consulting Services, serving more than 100 organizations to date.

Vice President and Director of Reliance Graphic Arts Consulting Group, established the Publishing Consulting division

1983 – present
Established structure for Washington Women's Information Network (WWIN), served as Coordinator for its first 25 years; now Emeritus Coordinator

SSP Seminar Series was developed during her tenure as Education Committee Chair

1981 – 2001
Co-developer and 20-year Chair of The Marketing Connection, an annual marketing seminar sponsored by the Society for Scholarly Publishing

Vice-Chair of the Technical Program Committee, SSP Annual Meeting

Designated one of the Outstanding Young Women of America

1978 (June) – 1982 (December)
Developed User Studies Program, a model for sustained market research, on staff in the Research and Development Department, Publications Division of the American Chemical Society

One of the 16 founders of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Co-authored the white paper outlining the infrastructure and purpose for the organization. Additional Service: Board of Directors member, Top Management Roundtable Chair, Annual Meeting Technical Program Committee, Marketing Task Force, Annual Program Committee, and more.

Associate Editor of the Dissemination of Scientific and Technical Information: A Practitioner's Guide to Innovation, a loose-leaf publication of research and new procedures throughout the scholarly communication process, funded by the National Science Foundation

Organized the first White House Conference on Youth and Technology as Special Projects Director of the Forum for the Advancement of Students in Science and Technology