Jamie Huber Ward, Ph.D.

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University of Colorado
NCWIT HigherEd Initiatives Research Associate Project
Director and PI for NCWIT ADVANCE

Jamie Huber Ward is a social scientist and project director with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on issues related to organizational change in higher education; inclusive pedagogy; curriculum reform; post-secondary student experiences; and representations of gender in media.

In her role, Jamie works with the HigherEd core team to implement and analyze research projects designed to increase women’s participation in post-secondary computing programs. This includes working with faculty and staff from a variety of collegiate computing programs to facilitate their local implementation of evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies and translating these programs successes into resources accessible to post-secondary computing programs on a nationwide scale. She also engages in project management and strategic planning efforts, and directs the NCWIT ADVANCE partnership.

Prior to joining NCWIT, Jamie served in various roles in student affairs administration and as a faculty member in several Gender Studies and Communication Studies departments. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, an M.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville, and a B.A. in Psychology and English from Illinois College. Jamie has published chapters in edited book collections and in a number of scholarly journals, including: AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work; Kaleidoscope: A Journal of Qualitative Communication Research; Journal of Research in Personality; Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology; and Women and Language. She served as a Women’s Center Committee Pre-Conference Co-Chair for the National Women’s Studies Association from 2013-2015.

Research Areas:
• Organizational change in higher education
• Inclusive pedagogy
• Curriculum reform
• Post-secondary student experiences
• Representations of gender in media

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