Amber Ward `09 is on the faculty at California State University, Sacramento, where she is an assistant professor of art education and the advisor for the Pre-Credential Program in Art. She earned her PhD in Art Education along with a Certificate in Qualitative Research from University of Missouri (2015), where she was the recipient of the Verna Wulfekammer Art Education Doctoral Fellowship.
After receiving her BFA with K-12 Art Teacher Certification from Colorado State University (2000), Ward spent over twelve years teaching visual art courses at the elementary and middle levels. She has presented nearly twenty refereed international, national, and state conference papers; chaired a regional symposium; and served as reviewer for international and national journals.
An active exhibiting artist, Ward's work has been shown in solo and juried shows at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, MO, the University of Missouri's Craft Studio Gallery, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, and Front Gallery.