Faculty and Agency
My work examines how faculty assume agentic perspectives, and take agentic actions to achieve goals important to them. I am interested in the aspects of mentoring, reward systems, policies and practices that constrain agency, and that support it. I have studied faculty agency to achieve career goals, balance work and family, and pursue meaningful careers and work despite and amidst gendered organizational practices and environments.
O'Meara, K. (2015). A Career with a View: Agentic perspectives of women faculty. Journal of Higher Education, 86(3), 331-359. View PDF
Terosky, A., O’Meara, K., & Campbell, C. (2014). Enabling Possibility: Women Associate Professors' Sense of Agency in Career Advancement. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 7(1), 58-76. View PDF
Campbell, C., & O’Meara, K. (2013). Faculty agency: Departmental contexts that matter in faculty careers. Research in Higher Education, 54(4), 49-74. View PDF
O’Meara, K. & Campbell, C. M. (2011). Faculty sense of agency in decisions about work and family. Review of Higher Education, 34(3), 447-476. View PDF