KerryAnn O’Meara Named Provost at Teachers College of Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University has announced the appointment of KerryAnn O’Meara as its next vice president for academic affairs, provost and dean of the college. She will take office on July 5.

Dr. O’Meara, who currently serves as a professor of higher education and as special assistant to the provost for strategic initiatives, at the University of Maryland, is an internationally recognized expert on faculty affairs and diversity, equity, and inclusion, with research continuously funded by the National Science Foundation since 2010. Dr. O’Meara’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, minoritized faculty, and engaged scholars.

Before joining the University of Maryland, Dr. O’Meara held academic appointments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“I am thrilled to join the Teachers College community,” said Dr. O’Meara. “I have long admired TC’s deeply held commitments to social justice, groundbreaking research, outstanding graduate programs, and multidisciplinary approaches to creating a more equitable world. As I learned more about where TC faculty, students and employees would like to see the college go in the future, I realized I had discovered a new home. I am inspired by the ways in which faculty and students are extending their scholarship into the world, and I look forward to finding new ways to support, connect, and amplify this work and its impact.”

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