Karen Ward
Karen Ward, EdD
Center for Human Development, University of Alaska-Anchorage
Phone: 907-264-6229

Karen Ward, Ed.D., has been the Director of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Center for Human Development, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities since 1994. She is also the Director of the Alaska’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Karen has over 35 years of experience as an educator, practitioner, and researcher in the field of disabilities, with numerous published articles.  Her research has focused on violence presentation and healthy relationships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.