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KerryAnn O’Meara became Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean of the College on July 5, 2023. She is a Professor in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program in the Organization and Leadership Department. 

KerryAnn’s scholarship focuses on creating a more diverse and inclusive academic workplace. 

Prior to joining Teachers College, KerryAnn served as Professor of Higher Education, Distinguished Scholar Teacher, and Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland (UMD). She served as Director of UMD’s ADVANCE program for ten years, designing evidence-based interventions that resulted in documented improvements in the hiring, professional growth, retention and advancement of a diverse faculty, and improved workload equity in academic departments in three state systems. KerryAnn also served as Associate Dean of Faculty and Graduate Affairs at UMD College of Education, as well as Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives. She developed campus-wide DEI onboarding and led the implementation of UMD’s strategic plan, was a 2021-2022 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, and served as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in 2020.

KerryAnn received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Loyola University Maryland, an M.Ed. in Higher Education from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Maryland.

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