Department of Teacher Education

Master Teacher - Kate O'Hara


Ed.D. Mathematics Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2011
MAT in Teaching, Monmouth University, Long Branch, New Jersey 2000
Mathematics, Monmouth University, Long Branch New Jersey 2000
B.S., Business Administration, University of Dayton, Ohio 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 Service:
Delta Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
           Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012
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

Volunteer Service: 
Boys and Girls Club of America, Volunteer and Woman’s Board Member.