Dr. Michael Ward, LHSN ‘74. Not a Star Trek fan in high school, Michael was too busy studying. And the studying paid off. He is presently the Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity and a professor at Barnes-Jewish College, Goldfarb School of Nursing. Michael has a degree in radiologic science and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. But despite all those letters behind his name, Michael’s main goal is to leave a legacy. He wants to matter, and he does.
Dr. Michael Ward has served on and chaired numerous committees and commissions and has been active in local, state, national and international radiologic science organizations.
In Dr. Ward’s post-high school education, he obtained his B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences from St. Louis University (Magna Cum Laude). He completed a Master of Education Degree at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and returned to St. Louis University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.
Dr. Ward is presently the Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity and Professor at Barnes-Jewish College, Goldfarb School of Nursing. He has spent the majority of his career working with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
At the state level of Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, Dr. Ward has held the offices of Treasurer, Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board. He was awarded the Mallinckrodt Award of Excellence, Life Membership, and was one of the first five members to be elevated to Fellow of the MoSRT.
At the national level Dr. Ward has served as Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT designated him as a Life Member. He also was designated as a Fellow in the ASRT. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the ASRT Education and Research Foundation. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and was elected as Chairman of the JRCERT Board.
At the international level Dr. Ward has served on the Board of Management for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists. He was elected as President of this organization for a four-year term and became the first American to serve in this capacity.
In terms of Dr. Ward’s interests, he shared that his travels took him over 300,000 miles of air travel, and he went to more than 25 countries as president of the ISRRT.