Rose Marie Ward

Rose Marie Ward, PhD
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Rose Marie Ward, PhD joined the University of Cincinnati (UC) on July 1, 2022 as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate College.  

Ward has extensive administrative experience in graduate education including financial and strategic planning, development of new degree and certificate programs, and cross-college and programmatic engagement.

Prior to UC, Ward worked at Miami University for 20 years and held several positions including Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Interim Associate Provost and Dean for Graduate Studies.

Throughout her career Ward has championed and established many diversity and graduate student support programs and services and earned notable awards for her teaching and research. She has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles in the areas of college student alcohol consumption and campus sexual assault.

Ward holds a B.S. in psychology and communication from Juniata College and both a master’s and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Rhode Island.