Hadassah Ward

From 2015 to 2017 Hadassah worked with NKU’s University Housing office helping support and mentor over 150 residents in her time there as a Resident Assistant and then as an Assistant Hall Director.  In the summer of 2016, Hadassah had the opportunity to mentor future first-generation college students as a Camp Resident Assistant with the Educational Talent Search program. Continuing her pattern of excellence in student support, Hadassah also was an LGBTQ Ambassador with NKU’s LGBTQ Programs and Services office from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017. She was even fortunate enough to be a charter member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Rho Nu Chapter.

Hadassah presented research at the Ohio Association of Economics and Politics in 2016 and will be presenting a co-authored paper with Andrea Schaaf and Dr. John Lynch at the National Communication Association conference this Fall. Her work communicating about sex and gender with students in event-based outreach has won awards such as NKU Housing Inclusivity Program of the Year and the LGBTQ Programs and Services Student Advocate Award, both in Spring 2017.

Hadassah is an Instructor for Business Communication and Intro to Effective Public Speaking classes and is the UCommunicate Street Team Director at the University of Cincinnati. Hadassah’s research interests include gender, sexuality, relational/family communication, and intersectional identities.

Hadassah was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. In her free time, she is a Netflix addict, ceramic artist, and music enthusiast. Her favorite thing to do is spend quality time with her four siblings: ages 4, 7, 9, and 13 years old.