Sally Ward

Sally Ward is a professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Carsey Institute. She is the former interim dean at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Her research interests include the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in American communities, the impact of single parenthood on economic well-being, and unwanted sexual experiences on college campuses. At the Carsey Institute, she has 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 has 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.

Ward has over thirty years of experience at the university, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in social policy, poverty and inequality, urban sociology, evaluation research, and research methods. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, a master's and a doctorate degree from Brown University .

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