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About KerryAnn O'Meara

KerryAnn's research and engaged scholarship advance organizational practices that support diverse faculty and diverse forms of scholarship in higher education. Her research has been widely published, appearing in the Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education Journal, and Handbook for Higher Education Research among other venues.

KerryAnn is P.I. of the NSF funded ADVANCE IHE-PLAN, Faculty Workload and Rewards Project (2015-2020), an experiment among natural science, math, engineering, and social science departments in three public state systems to design and implement department-based organizational practices that make faculty workloads more transparent and equitable.

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Workshops

Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: Supporting Diverse Faculty and Diverse Forms of Scholarship

Organizing for Department Inclusion, Agency, Equity, and Purpose: What Academic Leaders CAN DO

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Recent Work

Read recent essays and op-eds by KerryAnn on change she would like to see in academic reward systems, faculty careers, and what she has learned through UMD ADVANCE.

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Recent Presentations

O’Meara, K., Bach, L., Nyunt, G. & Lafave, A. (2016, November 10). Mind the Gap: Faculty Perceptions of Organizational Justice when Tenure Seems or Becomes Unattainable. Association for the Study of Higher Education. Columbus, OH.

O’Meara, K. (2016, October 30). Measures that Matter: Regarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Washington, D.C.

O’Meara, K. (2016, October 14). Regarding Community Engaged Scholarship: Challenges and Strategies for Reform. Rutgers Camden.

O’Meara, K. (2016, September 26). Interrupting Bias: A Workshop for Faculty, Students and Administrators. International Association for the Study of Service Learning and Community Engagement.

O’Meara, K. (2016, September 27). Interrupting Bias: A Workshop for Faculty, Students and Administrators. Tulane University.

O’Meara, K. (2016, September 15). Interrupting bias in how faculty work is taken up, assigned and rewarded. University of Virginia.

O’Meara, K. (2016, September 15). Equity Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: What We Can and Should Do Now. University of Virginia.

O’Meara, K. (2016, September 15). Reward System Practices to Support Diverse Faculty and Diverse Forms of Scholarship. University of Virginia.

O’Meara, K. (2016, September 1). Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: What We Can and Should Do Now. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.

 O’Meara, K. (2016, June 28). Keynote: Stop, Don't, Go, Please: Faculty Departure and How Work Environments and Policies Shape it. COACHE-UC Roundatble. UC Irvine. Irvine, CA.

O’Meara, K. (2016, May 22). Meeting to Transgress: The Role of Peer Networks in Shaping More Inclusive Organizational Cultures. Association for Women in Science NSF GSE Program: Research Interventions, Impact.  Baltimore, MD. 

O’Meara, K., Wessel, J., Jaeger, A., Misra, J. & Lennartz, C.  (2016, May 23). Interrupting Bias in How Work is Assigned, Taken Up, and Rewarded. Association for Women in Science NSF GSE Program: Research Interventions, Impact.  Baltimore, MD.

O’Meara, K., Kuvaeva, A. & Beise, E. (2016, May 23). Service Dashboards: A Path to Greater Workload Transparency and Equity. Association for Women in Science NSF GSE Program: Research Interventions, Impact.  Baltimore, MD.

O’Meara, K. (2016, May 12). Keynote: Reward System Practices to Support Diverse Faculty and Diverse Forms of Scholarship. James Madison University.

LaRonde, N., Lung Amam, W., Brown, T., Garza, M.A., Dyer, T., Nunes, Z., Shorter-Gooden, K., & O’Meara, K. (2016, April 30). Advancing Faculty Diversity. Women of Color in the Academy: What’s Next? University of Delaware.  

O’Meara, K., Templeton, L. & Haider, G. (2016, April 9). Conditionally Accepted: Using Peer Networks to Navigate the Pursuit of Legitimacy for Women, Under-Represented Minority and Professional Track Faculty.  American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

 Griffin, K., Baker, V. & O’Meara, K. (2016, April 11). Are you my mentor?  Definitions and Experiences with mentoring among STEM students of color. American Educational Research Association.  Washington, D.C.

O’Meara, K. (2016, April 21). Thriving in Mid-Career: Strategies for Action. Faculty Mentoring Excellence Summit. Wright State University.

 O’Meara, K. (2016, April 18). New Models for a Changing Academic Workforce. Association of Governing Boards. Washington, D.C.  

O’Meara, K. (2016, April 14). Keynote: Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: What We CAN and Should Do Now. Gulf South Summit, Savannah, GA.

O’Meara, K. (2016, April 12). Panelist for Presidential Session lead by Margaret Sallee. Work Family Policies on the National Stage. American Educational Research Association.  Washington, D.C.

Engagement Matters: Leaning into Grand Challenges. Springfield College. April 1, 2016.

Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: What we CAN and Should do Now. Gulf South Summit. April 14, 2016 http://www.gulfsouthsummit.org/2016-conference/2016-keynote-speakers/

Thriving in Mid-Career: Strategies for Action. Wright State University. April 21, 2016. https://www.wright.edu/event/faculty-mentoring-excellence-summit

Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: Supporting Diverse Faculty and Diverse Forms of Scholarship. November 17, 2015: University of Cincinnati

Organizing Reward Systems and Work Environments for Inclusion: What Administrators CAN Do. November 18, 2016: University of Cincinnati

Advancing Faculty Diversity through Academic Reward Systems. November 18, 2015: University of Cincinnati

Organizing for Department Inclusion, Agency, Equity, and Purpose: What We CAN DO Now. November 12, 2016: University of North Carolina Asheville.

Great Expectations: Aligning What Faculty Expect and Departments Need. November 12, 2016:  University of North Carolina Asheville

Meeting to Transgress: The Role of Peer Networks in Navigating, Advancing, and Transforming Academe (with Gudrun Haider). November 5, 2015. Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Community Engaged Scholarship: Advice for Faculty. October 30, 2015. Georgia College and State University.

Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure. October 30, 2015. Georgia College and State University.

Community Engaged Scholarship: Tackling Grand Challenges in Higher Education. October 30, 2015. Georgia College and State University.

Community Engaged Scholarship: Advice for Faculty. October 29, 2015. Mercer University.

Community Engaged Scholarship: Tackling Grand Challenges in Higher Education. October 29, 2015. Mercer University. 

Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure. October 29, 2015. Mercer University.

Regarding Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Scholarship: Strategies for Action. October 26, 2015. Johns Hopkins University.

Rewarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure: Strategies for Action. September 1, 2015. Siena College.

Career Action Planning: A Faculty Development Workshop for Faculty. September 1, 2015. Siena College.

Striving for What? The Role of Rankings in Higher Education.  August 13, 2015. Association of Governing Boards. Washington, D.C.

Rewarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure: Strategies for Action. June 11, 2015. Towson University.

Organizing for Department Inclusion, Agency, Equity, and Purpose: What Department Chairs CAN DO. May 28, 2015. National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Department Chairs Workshop.

Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Reward Systems: Supporting Diverse  Faculty and Diverse Forms of Scholarship. April 10, 2015. University of California Davis. 

Changing Reward Systems to Support Engaged Scholarship. March 5, 2015, Macalester College.

Organizing for Life-Work Balance in Faculty Careers, and Rewarding Engaged Scholarship.  February 19, 2015. University of Baltimore.

ADVANCING Faculty Diversity (with Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Carol Espy Wilson, and Stephen B. Thomas).  January 23, 2015. American Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.