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Nadia L. Ward, M.Ed., Ph.D. is the Director, Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University, Professor of Practice, Francis L. Hiatt School of Psychology, Hiatt Center for Urban Education & Adam Institute for Urban Teaching & School Practice.
Dr. Ward’s extensive work in the area of academic achievement for racial and ethnic minority students has spanned more than 20 years and has prepared her to lead the Mosakowski Institute in a bold new direction.
As the director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, Dr. Ward will establish Clark University as a national leader in the discourse on the social-emotional and behavioral health needs of adolescents and young adults, with particular focus on young men of color. The Institute has created a focused agenda that will advance the national and international reputation of the Institute, create new research initiatives that are aligned with the mission of the Institute, and promote Institute activities and programs within the University, regionally, and in national and international forums. Central to the work of the Institute, is devising new ways to leverage state-of-the-art E-learning platforms to develop, market and aggressively scale behavioral health interventions to assist teachers, counselors, and behavioral health practitioners in their work with youth.