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Joseph P. Ward

Joseph P. Ward


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

Educational Background:

Ph.D. Stanford University, History, 1992

M.A. Stanford University, History, 1989

B.A. University of Chicago, History, 1987

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-1195

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.