Jennifer O'Meara

Jennifer O'Meara Ph.D. 

  • Title
  • Associate Professor
  • Education
  • Brief Description
  • Jen O'Meara is a writer and freelance web developer with an unusual professional and educational background. She has a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, specializing in 16th and 17th Century British literature but focusing in particular on 17th Century texts related to natural philosophy and natural philosophers. Her blend of savvy in both humanities and science makes O'Meara a versatile educator. She teaches courses at Walsh in both Communications and Business Information Technology.
    Before joining Walsh as an Adjunct Associate Professor in 2014, O'Meara served for seven years as the Chief Innovation Officer for an internet start-up. Performing simultaneously the roles of Information Officer, Project Manager, and Social Media Specialist, she facilitated internal and external communications, documented programming requirements and performed quality tests, and created content for blog and social media platforms. O'Meara served prior to that as the Chief Information Officer for a medical billing service, where she educated physicians and administrators about clinical documentation liabilities, compliance strategies, and the credentialing process.  
    In 2012 O'Meara published whatever.odt, an academic memoir that brings together opposite sources -- print and web, humorous and painful, scientific and literary -- to place her personal experiences as a genderqueer individual in a larger cultural context. In 2014 she launched her MicroPress, for which she writes custom children's books. 
    O'Meara is also a prominent member of the local racquetball community. She is a board member of the Racquetball Association of Michigan, maintains that organization's website, and functions as the social media lead for the Red Swain Shootout, a Tier-1 International Racquetball Tour tournament. She and her doubles partner also organize and direct their own sanctioned racquetball tournament, donating the proceeds from the event every year to a different charity or organization.
    Updated February 2017