Dr. Jamie Huber Ward is the Associate Director of Extension Services and a social scientist 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 with Extension Services at NCWIT, Dr. Huber Ward works 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 research-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 for the Extension Services Program.
Prior to joining NCWIT, Dr. Huber Ward served in various roles in student affairs administration and as a faculty member in Gender Studies and Communication Studies departments. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies, with a graduate minor in Women’s Studies, from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.