Dr. Janie Victoria Ward

Janie Ward Dr. Janie Victoria Ward┬áis Chair of the Africana Studies Department at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Professor Ward, a contributor to Essence magazine, is a co-editor of Mapping the Moral Domain: A Contribution of Women’s Thinking to Psychological Theory and Research (1988), edited with her thesis advisor, Dr. Carol Gilligan. Most recently she authored Gender and Teaching, with Frances Maher (2001), which provides teachers with an overview of important gender issues in education today. For over fifteen years her professional work and research interests have centered on the developmental issues of African American adolescents, focusing on identity and moral development in African American girls and boys.