James O'Meara, Ph.D.


Dr. James O'Meara

Dr. James O’Meara, originally from Australia earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Ballarat, Australia. He also holds a Master of Arts in Distance Education from the Open University Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, and his Bachelor of Education from the University of Ballarat. With 15 years as a collaborative college leader and 14 years of international teaching experience, O’Meara joins the University from the National Louis University of Chicago, IL where he was most recently Associate Dean. Dr. O’Meara’s research interests span the development of faculty in a global context and advancing education across cultures and in diverse, blended learning environments in both rural and remote communities. He currently serves as the president of the International Council on Education for Teaching, with active membership in key UNESCO groups. He is the editor of Pathways to Literate Worlds, Oxford: Oxford University Publishing, and co-editor of Internationalization in Higher Education: Global Perspectives on Collaboration and Change, New York: Nova Science Publishers. He has authored numerous articles, chapters, research reports, curriculum guides and manuals and teacher education publications, in countries including Africa, Australia, India, Singapore and New Zealand, among others.

Contact Dr. O'Meara at james.omeara@tamiu.edu or at 956.326.2680.