Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara is Professor of Higher Education, Director of the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence, Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the premier research association of scholars who study higher education. She was named Outstanding Women of the Year for her equity work at the University of Maryland.
KerryAnn’s research examines faculty careers and academic rewards systems with a particular focus on organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women and URM faculty and the legitimacy of diverse forms of scholarship in the academy. KerryAnn’s work has been widely published and her work supported by the National Science Foundation, Kettering Foundation, Luce Foundation, College Board, TIAA-CREF and Teagle Foundations.
KerryAnn consults with higher education institutions on promotion and tenure policy reform, faculty development programs, and organizational practices that sustain equitable workloads. KerryAnn is PI of an NSF ADVANCE IHE-PLAN grant, the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project, to work with academic departments to design for greater equity in academic workload and reward systems.