About KerryAnn O'Meara

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KerryAnn O'Meara is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies in the College of Education, a Professor of Higher Education and Director of the ADVANCE Program at the University of Maryland. KerryAnn is a national expert on faculty careers, academic reward systems, and change strategies to make both more equitable. As a consultant and scholar-practitioner she works with campuses to reform their promotion and tenure policies, systems of faculty development, workload policies, and use insights from behavioral and social science to nudge academic institutions toward better systems to recruit, retain and advance a diverse faculty involved in multiple forms of scholarship. Her research has been widely published, appearing in the Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education Journal, Teachers College Record, Gender and Education, 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 action research project 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. Read full biography »


Workshops

Thriving in Early, Mid, and Late Careers

Faculty Workload and Rewards

Promotion and Tenure Reform

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Recent Work

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Recent Keynotes, Workshops and Presentations

O'Meara, K., Lennartz, C. Jaeger, A., Misra, J., and Kuvaeva, A. (2017, October 9). Sherpas and Shirkers: Department Factors Contributing to Faculty Work Contributions and Satisfaction. AWIS ADVANCE/GSE Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

O’Meara, K. (2017, August 24). Keynote: By Design. Organizing Careers that Matter & Workshop: Risks Worth Taking: Leading the Inclusive Academic Department. Workshop for Academic Leaders. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

O’Meara, K. (2017, July 13). Equity by Design: Early Findings from the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project. National Science Foundation.

O’Meara, K. (2017, May 24). Engagement Matters: Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar. Raritan Valley Community College.

O’Meara, K. (2017, May 11). Thriving in Mid-Career: Strategies for Action. University of Southern Indiana.

O’Meara, K. (2017, February 21). Risks worth Taking: Leading the Inclusive Academic Department. University of California Los Angeles.

O’Meara, K. (2017, February 21). Reducing Faculty Departure “Fog” and Enhancing Retention.  School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles.

O’Meara, K. (2017, February 10). Advancing Equity, Equality, and Quality. George Mason  University.

O’Meara, K. (2017, January 11). Rethinking the Zero Sum Game: Organizing for Synergy between Teaching, Research and Community Engagement. Towson University.

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