Rose Marie Ward appointed interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School

Rose Marie Ward

Rose Marie Ward

Rose Marie Ward will serve as the interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, effective Nov. 1.

Provost Jason Osborne announced her appointment.

“Professor Ward brings a wealth of academic and administrative experience to this position,” he said.

She currently serves as the associate dean of the Graduate School, a position she has held since 2017. She was formerly the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence from 2014-2017 and is also active in the Ohio Department of Education Chancellor's Council on Graduate Studies, serving as chair for 2018-2019. 

Ward is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health and a faculty affiliate in the departments of statistics and psychology. Her 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 has been a visiting scholar at Penn State University's Prevention Research Center and is author of more than 65 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

She has won several teaching awards, including Ohio Magazine's Excellence in Education Award, the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities Teaching Award and the Knox Excellence in Teaching Award.