Rose Marie Ward

Rose Marie WardProfessor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Area: Public Health
Office: 102 Roudebush

Degree: Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
M.A., University of Rhode Island
B.A., Juniata College

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Ward’s research interests are in the area of college student health, with a focus on both addictive/harmful behaviors (alcohol use, disordered eating, unsafe and unwanted sexual behavior) and prosocial activities (women’s leadership, life satisfaction, scholastic achievement, exercise, and athleticism). She is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. She actively supports and engages students in the research process and brings students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Courses Taught

EHS 668 Behavioral Statistics II

KNH 125 Introduction to Public Health

KNH 329 Health Psychology

KNH 621 Research Methods

Recent Publications

  1. Galante, M., & Ward, R. M. (2017). Comparing weight-conscious drinking among athletes and non-athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.

  2. Galante, M., & Ward, R. M. (2017). Female student leaders: An examination of transformational leadership, athletics, and self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 157-162.

  3. Taylor, E. A., Ward, R. M., & Hardin, R. (2017). Examination of drinking habits and motives among collegiate student athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 9(1), 56-88.

  4. Ward, R. M., Oswald, B. B. & Galante, M. (2016). Prescription stimulant misuse, alcohol use, and disordered eating among college students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 60(2).

  5. Ward, R. M., Brinkman, C. S., Miller, A., & Doolittle, J. J. (2015). Development of the Intoxicated Personality Scale. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(1), 3-13. 

  6. Ward, R. M., & Hay, C. (2015). Depression, coping, hassles, and body dissatisfaction: Factors associated with disordered eating. Eating Behaviors, 17, 14-18. 

  7. Ward, R. M., & Galante, M. (2015). Developing the Drunkorexia Motives and Behaviors Scale: An examination of Drunkorexia motives and behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 18, 66-70. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.04.

  8. Ward, R. M., Galante, M., Trivedi, R., & Kahrs, J. (2015). An examination of Drunkorexia, Greek affiliation, and alcohol consumption. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(3), 48-66.

  9. Ward, R. M., Bonar, R. N., Taylor, E. A., Witmer, K., Brinkman, C. S., Cleveland, M., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2013).Thursday drinking and academic load among college women. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 941-949. 

  10. Ward, R. M., Cleveland, M. J., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2013). Latent class analysis of college women’s Thursday drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 38(1), 1407-1413.