Division 54 President


Wendy Ward (2021)

Wendy L. Ward, Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA is a Professor with tenure in the College of Medicine and Associate Provost for Faculty in Academic Affairs at UAMS.  She received her doctoral degree in 1996 followed by a residency at Rush-St Luke’s-Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UAMS.  She oversees the Faculty Center which provides recruitment, onboarding, orientation, faculty development, mentoring, promotion/tenure review, retirement transitioning, and other supportive services across the faculty life cycle.  She also oversees the Office of Continuing Education which provides interprofessional continuing education credits for events throughout the state.  She is a specialist in faculty affairs, faculty development, and integrated team-based care.  Dr. Ward is an American Psychological Association Fellow and National Academies of Practice Fellow, has received the UAMS DOP Educator of the Year three times (qualifying her for Educator Emeritus), and is a UAMS IPE Master Facilitator.  She has received the UAMS Outstanding Woman Faculty of the Year (2017), Phenomenal Woman award (2016), and thrice nominated for Mentor of the Year.  She was awarded three Educational Excellence Awards from the Dean of the UAMS College of Medicine and received the UAMS Chancellor’s Teaching Award in Teaching Excellence in Society and Health for her faculty development efforts.

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