Dr. Stephen W. Ward

Dr. Stephen W. Ward
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice,
Criminal Justice

Meet Stephen W. Ward

OF NOTE: Brings over 35 years’ experience in leading prosecution teams responsible for cases including fraud, embezzlement, forgery, auto theft, business and residential burglary, kidnapping, assault, weapons offenses and drug offenses.

KNOWN FOR: Teaching courses in business law and criminal justice. Favorite courses include English Foundation of American Law and White Collar Crime. Enjoys guiding students, particularly by preparing them for law school.

Popular quote: “I enjoy translating my 30 years in the courtroom to the classroom.”

Examples of the classes taught by Stephen W. Ward:

Assistant Professor teaching Business Law and Criminal Justice courses

  • B.A., North Carolina State University
  • J.D., Mercer College
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference- 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2015 Presenter
  • Nation Weed and Seed Conference – US Department of Justice 2000 and 2001, Presenter
  • Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference- 2006, Presenter
  • North Carolina Public Defenders Conference- 1998 and 2008, Presenter
  • National Drug Court Institute- Technical Assistance Visit, Pierre, SD 2009
  • Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference- 2012, Presenter
  • Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference- 2014, Presenter
  • Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference- 2015, 2016 Presenter
  • Illinois Problem Solving Courts Conference- 2015, 2016 Presenter
  • November 2008 to January 2011: Superior Court Coordinator. Responsible for setting Trial Court schedule and monitoring Felony Inventory and case dispositions.
  • November 2003 to November 2008: Unit Chief of Fraud and Property Crimes, a team of 7 prosecutors responsible for fraud, forgery, embezzlement, auto theft, business and residential burglary.
  • December 2001 to November 2003: Unit Chief of Crimes Against Persons, a team of 8 prosecutors responsible for rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, felony assault, felony weapons offenses
  • September 1998 to December 2001: Liaison Attorney between District Attorney’s Office and
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
  • October 1992 to September 1998: Unit Chief of Drug Prosecution Team, a team of 5 prosecutors responsible for all felony drug cases.

September 1985 to September 1992: Extensive experience in capital, felony and misdemeanor

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