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Joseph P. Ward

Joseph P. Ward

Department of History

Professor - Social and cultural history of early modern England, with a focus on London.

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 340
IconPhone: 435-797-1195

Educational Background:

Ph.D. Stanford University, History, 1992

M.A. Stanford University, History, 1989

B.A. University of Chicago, History, 1987


Joseph P. Ward is the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Prior to joining Utah State University in 2016, he was a professor and chair of History at the University of Mississippi.  A specialist in the society and culture of England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ward has published more than dozen journal articles and book chapters, and he is an author or editor of eight books, including Culture, Faith, and Philanthropy: Londoners and Provincial Reform in Early Modern England and (with Robert O. Bucholz) London: A Social and Cultural History 1550-1750.