Professor Marilyn Ward teaches courses in children's and young adult literature, creative arts, social studies methods, poetry theatre, gifted and talented education, and dance. She has B.A. degrees in theatre, social studies and education from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside; an M.A. in children's theatre from Northwestern University; and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Prof. Ward has published books and articles on multicultural literature, children's and young adult fiction on disabilities and differences, social studies trade books, and the integration of children's books and theatre into the science curriculum.
At Carthage, she assists John W. Stewig in directing the Center for Children's Literature. She also coordinates the College's annual Seuss-a-thon, a reading fundraiser and celebration of Dr. Seuss. She also directs Poetkids Theatre at the The Prairie School and Jerstad Elementary School in Racine, Wis. She joined the Carthage faculty in 1990.
"Marilyn Ward is the most interesting, genuinely kind, and respectful teacher I have ever met. ... I know that we will stay in touch long after college."
— Brian Beske, '12
Lentz Hall 321