Rose Marie Ward

Rose Marie WardProfessor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

102 Roudebush

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 addictive/harmful behaviors (alcohol use, disordered eating, unsafe and unwanted sexual behavior). In particular, she is interested on discussions of alcohol use on social media. 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 and other national conferences.

Courses Taught

EHS 668 Behavioral Statistics II

KNH 125 Introduction to Public Health

KNH 329 Health Psychology

KNH 621 Research Methods

Recent Publications

Raubenheimer, J., Riordan, B. C., Merrill, J. E., Winter, T., Ward, R. M., Scarf, D., Buckley, N. A. (2021). Hey Google! Will New Zealand vote to legalise cannabis? Using Google Trends data to predict the outcome of the 2020 New Zealand Cannabis referendum. International Journal of Drug Policy, 90, 103083.

Riordan, B. C., Raubenheimer, J., Ward, R. M., Merrill, J. E., Winter, T., & Scarf, D. (2021). Monitoring the sentiment of cannabis related Tweets in the lead up to New Zealand’s cannabis referendum. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40, 835-841.

Taylor, E.A., Ward, R. M., Huml, M. R., & Darvin, L. (2021). Examining intercollegiate athletic department employees’ workplace behaviors using latent profile analysis. Sport Management Review.

Ward, R. M., Riordan, B. C., Merrill, J. E., & Raubenheimer, J. (2021). Describing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol-induced blackout tweets. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40, 192-195.

Ward, R.M., Diekman, A.B., Yezierksi, E., Bretz, S.L., Wright, T., Chatha, C., Das, A., Kariyawasam, L., Kirinda, V., Sneddon, E., Tapp, D., Monroe, S., Thompson, S., Dandignac, M., DeWitt, B., & Johnson, B. “Supporting Graduate Student Professional Development: Creating a Third Space for Conversation and Reflection,” Inside Higher Ed, January 7, 2021.

Guo, Y., Ward, R. M., & Speed, S. (2020). Alcohol-related norms predict more than alcohol use: Examining emotion regulation, resilience, social norms, and substance use. Journal of Substance Use, 25, 258-263.

Kimiecik, J., Ward, R. M., & Sohns, E. (2020). Back to basics: Tracing college students’ physical activity, diet, and alcohol and marijuana use back to well-being. American Journal of Health Studies, 34, 11-22.

Merrill, J.E., Ward, R.M., & Riordan, B.C. (2020). Posting post-blackout: A qualitative examination of the positive and negative valence of tweets posted after “blackout” drinking. Journal of Health Communication, 25, 150-158.

Oswald, B., Ward, R. M., Glazer, S., Sternasty, K., Day, K., & Speed, S. (2020). Baseline cortisol predicts drunkorexia in female but not male college students. American Journal of College Health.

Vealey, R. S., Martin, E., Coppola, A., Ward, R. M., & Chamberlin, J. (2020). The slippery slope: Can motivation and perfectionism lead to burnout in coaches? International Sport Coaching Journal, 7, 1-10.

Ward, R. M., & Guo, Y. (2020). Predicting alcohol-induced blackouts from college students’ misperception of social norms. Journal of Alcohol, 86, 35-41.

Budd, K. M., Van Gundy, A., Ward, R. M., & Muschert, G. W. (2019). Sexual assault campus climate surveys: Insights from the first wave. Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence.

Forney, J., Schwendler, T., & Ward, R. M. (2019). Accounting for negative affect and perfectionism in peer influences on disordered eating behaviors: A social network analysis. Appetite, 137, 236-243.

James, A. & Ward, R.M. (2019). Temporal relation between youths’ perceived spirituality and indicators of positive development. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Katz, M., Ward, R. M., & Heere, B. (2018). Explaining attendance through social network analysis: The effect of centrality and team identification on continued game attendance. Sport Management Review, 21(2), 176-188.

Pan, X., Chahal, J., & Ward, R. M. (2018). Quality of urban life among older adults in the world major metropolises: A cross-cultural comparative study. Ageing and Society, 38(1), 109-128.

Raval, V. V., Ward, R. M., Raval, P. H., & Trivedi, S. S. (2018). Parenting influences on adolescent academic and socio-emotional functioning in urban India: The role of emotion regulation and school engagement. International Journal of Psychology, 53(6), 439-448. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12413

Zullig, K. J., Ward, R. M., Huebner, E. S., & Daily, S. M. (2018). Association between school climate and perceived quality of life (PQOL). Child Indicators Research, 11(6), 1737-1753.

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

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.

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.

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).

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. 

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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