Nicholas J. Ward, Ph.D. Director

Professor Nicholas J. Ward   

Center Director, Professor 

Professor Nic Ward (F. Erg. S.) is the Director of the Center for Health and Safety Culture and a Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State University. Professor Ward holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology (Human Factors) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. In his role at the Center, Professor Ward is responsible for creating a network of collaborators, creating a sustainable vision for the center, and aligning the center with the University's mission. He also serves as a Principal Investigator (PI) and provides leadership and expertise on multiple projects.

Ward is an original member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee on Roadway Safety Culture, co-author of the National Toward Zero Death strategy, and a recognized international leader for the advancement of traffic safety culture as the foundation for creating safe systems.

Nic resides in Bozeman, Montana. In his spare time, Nic enjoys traveling, rafting, good food and spending time with his friends and three dogs.