Editor's Note: We apologize for the error, but we've since learned there are two Christine Fords working in clinical psychology in California and we wrote this report about the wrong Christine Ford. We regret not going to greater lengths to ensure this was indeed the same Christine Ford. Please do not share this article with anyone (and if you have, delete it/withdraw it); we are only leaving the page up so you can see this important update.
Brett Kavanaugh's formerly anonymous accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has come forward. She's a professor in the Social Work Department at California State University - Fullerton. Many interested in learning more about who Ford is have come across her students' reviews on RateMyProfessors.com. They're ... not good. Overall, she scores 2.3 out of 5 (a failing grade if the roles were reversed). The reviews span from 2010 - 2014, which rules out students tampering with her reviews as part of the current Kavanaugh controversy. "Christine ford is the worst educator I have ever experienced," one student wrote. "Avoid taking her class and avoid any interaction with this person. I feel like she has something wrong with her and I am surprised no one has caught this. Also avoid fullerton's MSW program as long as she is there."
Another student reported feeling afraid of her, noting she has a vengeful streak. "Prof. Ford is unprofessional, lacks appropriate filters, and I am honestly scared of her," he/she wrote in a 2014 review. The student reported receiving an A in her class despite his or her displeasure with the professor. "She’s made comments both in class and in e-mails, if you cross her, you will be on her bad side. I fear to think of the poor clients that had to deal with her while she got her MSW and her LCSW. Absolutely the worst teacher I ever had."
Another student said her teaching style is the "opposite" of empowering. "Do not take her class," a student warned in 2013. "She is unclear with directions. Hard grader and talks for 2hr 45min without giving a break. she is exact opposite of what she teaches. empowering??? not at all." Another student said in 2010 her teaching is so bad, students will find themselves reaching for antidepressants: More supportive students offered tempered praise. "You know, she's a tough cookie and may not be that personable, but I really like her as a professor and feel that I would enjoy taking her for another course in the future," a student wrote in 2013. "Stay on her good side though and participate." The most positive review she received conceded that "her personality is polarizing" but said the class was still worthwhile.