Applied Information Management

Kara McFall, EdD, PMP

Director, Applied Information Management Program, University of Oregon

AIM affiliation since 2004.

Current Courses

Capstone 2
Creating Business Solutions with Technology
Information Systems and Management


Capstone 1


BS, industrial engineering, 1989, Arizona State University
MS, industrial engineering, 1990, Purdue University
PMP, 1999, Project Management Institute
EdD, educational leadership, 2013, Portland State University

Areas Of Expertise

Project management; information systems and healthcare


Kara McFall is director of the Applied Information Management Program.

Before joining the AIM Program, McFall served as a financial and research applications manager within the information technology group at Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to that, McFall managed other IT teams for the institution, including applications teams for the HR, Payroll, supply chain, and data warehouse functions.

McFall brings an extensive public sector project management background to teaching and has more than 15 years of experience teaching project management and IT courses for a variety of universities.

McFall has been a member of the Oracle Higher Education User Group Product Advisory Group since 2008 (former chair for two years) and was the chair of the Northwest Oracle Users Group for five years. She was also a board member and treasurer of the Oregon Native American Chamber and is a member of its scholarship committee.

McFall earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Arizona State University and a master of science in industrial engineering from Purdue University. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization is postsecondary, adult and continuing education from Portland State University. McFall is a certified project management professional (PMP).

McFall loves the outdoors, particularly hiking and snowshoeing with her two Alaskan Malamutes. She is an avid gardener and reader.

The Applied Information Management Master's Degree is an Interdisciplinary Studies program through the Graduate School.