Dr. Jeffrey Ward is Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies and Admission and Associate Dean for Assessment in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Additionally, he serves as Director of Traditional Music at St. James United Methodist Church in Greenville. Dr. Ward has worked with singers in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as a church conductor, conductor of community choirs, high school choral director, and guest conductor for county and regional honor choirs.
Dr. Ward has published in national choral and music education journals, including the Choral Journal of the American Choral Directors Association, and presented music education research in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. He has twice been awarded research and creative activity grants by the East Carolina University College of Fine Arts and Communication for his development of choral adjudication training and research in music assessment. He is also a two-time past nominee for the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Ward is Chair-Elect of the Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education, a member of the selection committee for the International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education, project leader for the Beginning Teacher ASPA of the Society for Music Teacher Education, and holds memberships in the International Society for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.