Sally Ward

Director, Master in Public Policy
Professor Emerita of Sociology
Senior Faculty Fellow

Sally Ward recently completed a two-year term as interim dean at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester. She is a professor of sociology and Co-Director of the Masters in Public Policy Program at the Carsey School of Public Policy. At Carsey, she is a Senior Faculty Fellow and  led the development of the evaluation program, bringing together faculty, research staff, and students to evaluate social program efforts of nonprofit organizations throughout New England and beyond. She led projects evaluating the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Resident-Owned Manufactured Housing program, the Bonnie CLAC car loan program, the collaborative model at the Community Campus in Portsmouth, the New Hampshire Healthy Kids Program, and several programs and projects at the Family Resource Center of Gorham. She is also conducting research at Carsey on access to affordable food in New Hampshire and housing issues and challenges in different types of rural communities. Her other research interests include the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in American communities, the role of social policy in effecting social change, the impact of single parenthood on economic well-being, and unwanted sexual experiences on college campuses.

Ward received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and her master's and doctorate degrees from Brown University.