Kathleen O'Hara (Kate ), Dr.
 Title: Assistant Professor Research
STEMM Education Center
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 353
 Phone: 216-687-2496
 Email: k.ohara60@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 353, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ed.D., Mathematics Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2011
M.Ed., Teaching, Monmouth University, 2001
B.A., Mathematics, Monmouth University, 2001
B.S., Accounting, University of Dayton, 1985
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Kate O'Hara is an assistant professor of research for STEM Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University.  Prior to CSU, Dr. O'Hara taught high school mathematics for 11 years in an urban district in New Jersey.

At CSU, Dr. O'Hara teaches Project Based Learning and Step courses for the CSUTeach STEM education program. As well, she spends a considerable amount of time in the field supervising and coaching pre-service math teachers. As co-coordinator for the STEMM Education Center she conducts immersive, high-quality professional development experiences for surrounding K12 schools interested in changing their existing curriculum to effective 21st century teaching.  The professional development plans include ongoing monthly workshops in project based learning and Engineering is Elementary (EiE).  

Dr. O'Hara also serves as the Hub coordinator for the Ohio STEM Learning Network and on the Advisory board for the NEOSTEM Ecosystem.
 
Honors and Awards:
Cleveland State Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching, 2016
Cleveland State College of Education Scholarly Dinner Recipient, 2015
Cleveland State College of Education Scholarly Dinner Recipient, 2014
 
Teaching Areas:
STEM Education
Project Based Learning
Mathematics Education
 
Professional Affiliations:
Delta Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012

NCTM, Member 2007 - Present
 
University Service:
Northeast Ohio Technology Symposium, Guest Speaker 2018
HUB Coordinator for Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN), 2015 - Present
Teachers Advisory Council to the Botanical Gardens, 2015 - Present
Teachers Advisory Council John Marshall High School 2016 - Present
NEOSTEM Ecosystem Advisory Council, 2017 - Present
 
Professional Service:
National Council of Teaching Mathematics
     2012 Reviewer for the NCTM Research Pre-session
     2009 Reviewer for the NCTM Research Pre-session
Bulletin for Mathematics Education
     2017 Reviewer for mathematics education manuscripts
 
Community Service:
Boys and Girls Club of America, Volunteer and Woman┬┐s Board Member.