is a tenured Associate Professor of Theatre and costume designer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Alabama State University. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and her M.F.A. from Memphis State University in Theatre Arts, Design and Technical Production. Ward has designed costumes for more than 100 productions. Credits include Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana (Mississippi Opera); Home (New Stage Theatre); Six Women with Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know (Circuit Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun, Rent, Piano Lesson, Crowns, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rabbit Hole, Noises Off, Gem of the Ocean, and Gospel at Colonus (Alabama State University); The Brother’s Size (Cloverdale Playhouse); The Ruby Bridges Story and Shoebox Picnic Road Side: Route One (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). She is an artisan and graphic artist and has served as curator, producer, and arts administrator. Ward brings her extensive knowledge in those areas to her work in theatre.