Amber Ward '09, a graduate of MICA's MA in Art Education program, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri, where she is studying art education, along with international development and studio work in fibers. She is recipient of the University of Missouri's Verna Wulfekammer Art Education Doctoral Fellowship for 2012-2013.
Ward also currently teaches visual art courses to children grades kindergarten through five, and is a graduate research assistant at the University of Missouri. She previously taught Pre-AP visual art courses to grades seven and eight at Shawnee Mission School District in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, as well as visual art courses to grades six through eight at Weld County School District 6 in Greely, Colorado.
She has given multiple presentations at the National Art Education Association's National Convention, and also spoke at the 29th Annual Research and Creative Activities Forum for University of Missouri's Graduate Professional Council.
An active exhibiting artist, Ward's work has been shown in solo and juried shows at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, MO; at the University of Missouri's Craft Studio Gallery, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, and Front Gallery.