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Julie A. Ward

Assistant Professor
Health Administration and Health Information
Phone: (231) 591-3110
Email: [email protected]


  • Certificate, Center for Dispute Resolution, Certified Civil Mediator
  • MS, Central Michigan University, Health Care Systems Admin
  • BS, Ferris State University, Health Systems Management
  • EdD, AT Still University, Health Professions

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Certified Civil Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, Lansing, MI


Julie is a former health care administrator and held the position of Vice President of Human Resources. Julie was responsible for all areas of Human Resources, Physician Recruitment, Employee Health/Infection Control, Volunteer Services and Service Excellence.

Julie has been full-time faculty at Ferris State University since August 2008. She also holds the position of internship coordinator.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Book
    McVicar, K. L., Ward, J. A. (2021). "The Internship Handbook: A Guide for Students in the Health Professions," San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.


  • Lecture
    Ward, J. A., Morning and Afternoon presentations to Nurse Aide and Criminal Justice students at MOISD, "Leadership and Team Work," MOISD, Big Rapids MI, (June 5, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Ward, J. A., Strategic Planning - Train the trainer, "Strategic Planning," Diocese of Saginaw Schools, Saginaw, Michigan, (November 2014).