Tom Ward is an award-winning historian and Assistant Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Farmingdale State College-SUNY.  A noted authority on issues of race and health care in the American South, he is the author of Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South (2003) and Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and its War on Poverty (2017), along with numerous articles and reviewsHis work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the The New York Times and The Atlantic, and he regularly speaks at events throughout the nation.He is currently involved in a book project on Health Care and the Civil Rights Movement.

A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Ward and now lives in Northport, New York, with his wife and three sons.  He received my B.A. in history and political science at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, his M.A. in history at Clemson University, and his PhD in history from the University of Southern Mississippi.  

Thomas J. Ward Jr.

Historian and Author

Phone:

631-420-2380

Email:

wardtj@farmingdale.edu 

 

Address:

220 Hale Hall

Farmingdale State College

2350 Broadhollow Rd.

Farmingdale, NY 11735

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
 

SPRING HILL COLLEGE,
Mobile, Ala. 

Chair, Department of History 2010-present 

Professor, 2010-present

Associate Professor, 2007-2010

2007-2019
2001-2007

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY,
Kansas City, Mo.

Assistant Professor, 2001-2007

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 I am available for book talks and lectures on a number of topics, including:

  • The Tufts-Delta Health Center

  • The Community Health Center Movement

  • The Health of The Great Society

  • Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South

  • Black Soldiers in Confederate Prisons

  • Black POWs in Korea 

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Tom Ward

Historian and Author

Phone:

631.420.2380

 

Email:

wardtj@farmingdale.edu 

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