LT Stephen J Ward

Morehouse College

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division Faculty
  • Assistant Professor of Naval Science
A driven leader dedicated to the advancement of knowledge.

LT Ward was born and raised in Flower Mound, TX. He attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research. Following graduation, LT Ward earned his Master of Science in Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School as part of the Bowman Scholar Program. He then attended Nuclear Power School and achieved initial watch officer qualifications at Nuclear Prototype Training Unit Charleston.His first tour was onboard the PCU Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), homeported at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, CT. During his time onboard the Rickover, he led watchteams in the completion of all engineering testing phases from initial fill through initial nuclear reactor physics testing of the pre-commissioned unit. Onboard the Rickover, he served as the Electrical Assistant, Main Propulsion Assistant, Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant, Information Warfare Officer, Operational Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and Assistant Engineer. As the Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant he established initial chemistry controls in the propulsion plant and oversaw the implementation of radiological controls for the ship upon initial criticality of the reactor.In October 2022, LT Ward transferred to NROTC Morehouse, where he became an Assistant Professor of Naval Science: teaching two courses in Naval Engineering and Naval Weapons.His personal decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal (four awards).



Office Location 
White Hall, Rm. 104

(470) 639-0547

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday

Publications & Presentations

Resilient Course and Instructor Scheduling in the Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy

Ward, Stephen, Foraker, Jay, Uhan, Nelson | 2017, Military Operations Research Journal

Areas of Expertise

  • Naval Science
  • Submarine Warfare
  • Naval Engineering
  • Operations Research