KerryAnn O’Meara, Ph.D.
KerryAnn O’Meara,’93, Ph.D., is a professor of higher education, director of the ADVANCE program, and associate dean for faculty affairs and graduate studies at the University of Maryland. She was recently elected president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
O’Meara, who is an accomplished scholar and leader in higher education, received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Education Policy. She worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Project and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007. She teaches courses on the academic profession, organizational change in higher education, women in higher education, ranking systems in higher education, and a doctoral seminar.
O’Meara’s research has appeared 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. A resident of Columbia, Md., O’Meara also serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Higher Education and as associate editor for the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.