Stephanie Ward--2016 OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARD FROM THE DEAN’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
From Loretta Sanchez
THE DEAN’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Stephanie G. Ward, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Management and Associate Professor of Human Resources
Ward joined St. Mary’s in 2004 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Houston.
Being a Rattler is in her blood, and she believes it is a privilege to be here. During her time
at St. Mary’s, Ward served eight years as the founder and director of the Greehey Scholars
Program, and has been the chair of the Management and Marketing Department for the past
year. Her love is in the classroom with students engaging in thoughtful exploration of what
it means to pursue a meaningful business career while challenging students to learn more.
Being able to help a student exceed his or her potential is what drives her.
Before coming to St. Mary’s, Ward worked in banking and in industries in the accounting
and auditing fields before realizing her passion was education. She has also taught at the
University of Houston, Texas Woman’s University-Houston Campus and Alvin Community
College Prison Program.
When she isn’t at St. Mary’s, Ward can be found out and about on her bicycle, working with
her San Antonio nonprofit chapter of Ride for Reading, hanging at her husband’s brewery, or
visiting her son, Zach, in Minnesota.