Shakoor Ward

Director of Learning, Development, and Equity

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

As Director of Learning, Development, and Equity for Tulane Libraries, Shakoor Ward creates, implements, assesses, and updates career development and performance enhancement training for all library employees. Shakoor helps to develop individual employee skills, supervisor and manager skills, and overall organizational development through an equity lens.


Dr. Ward held academic and practitioner roles in both domestic and international settings. An educator at heart, Dr. Ward remains active as a researcher, author, and other scholarly activities. Shakoor earned a PhD in Workforce Education & Development from The Pennsylvania State University and an MSEd in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University.