O'Meara Joins Faculty at School of Education

AMHERST, Mass. - Kerryann O’Meara has joined the department of educational policy research and administration at the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts.

O’Meara was a research associate for the UMass President’s Office from the fall of 2000 to spring 2001, conducting case study research on the first year of post-tenure review on four of the University’s campuses. She has served as a research associate to the Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards at the American Association for Higher Education since the fall of 2000, and has been coordinator of the Project on Faculty Appointments in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University since April 1999.

An assistant professor, O’Meara earned her doctorate in education policy from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000, a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University in 1995, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1993 from Loyola College, in Baltimore, Md.

O’Meara currently teaches a prose seminar for higher education doctoral students, and classes on the history of American higher education, strategies of institutional change, and current issues in higher education. During the summer of 2000, she co-taught a course on current issues in higher education in the doctoral program at UMass Boston. O’Meara also earned an award for excellence in teaching at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998.

Her professional interests include the service mission of colleges and universities, academic culture, and faculty issues and rewards systems.