Dr. Ward is born in Portland, Maine to Robert Royden and Barbara June Ward.
Dr. Ward receives a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Maine.
Dr. Ward receives the Award for Outstanding Performance in Economic Research from the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Dr. Ward becomes a senior economist for the National Marine Fisheries Service in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dr. Ward receives a Certificate of Appreciation for Service on the Gulf Mexico Fisheries Management Council from the Social and Economics Panel.
Dr. Ward becomes an adjunct professor of food and resource economics at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.
Dr. Ward receives a Doctor of Philosophy in economics from the University Rhode Island.
Dr. Ward receives a Certificate of Recognition from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States Department of Commerce.
Dr. Ward becomes chief economist of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Dr. Ward becomes an adjunct professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary in Gloucester Point, Virginia.
Dr. Ward becomes an industry team leader for the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Dr. Ward becomes an adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Ward receives the Bronze Medal from the United States Department of Commerce.
Dr. Ward becomes a standing member of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.
Dr. Ward becomes an economist for the Virginia Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.