Rose Marie Ward

Rose Marie Ward


Area: Public Health
Office: 202P Phillips Hall

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 director for the Center for Teaching Excellence. 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. 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).

2. 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. 

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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. 

7. 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.