Applied Information Management

Kara McFall, EdD, Hired as AIM Program Director

The University of Oregon Applied Information Management (AIM) Master’s Degree Program is pleased to welcome Kara McFall, EdD, as AIM’s new program director. McFall took the helm March 2.

She brings more than 15 years of experience teaching project management and IT courses for a variety of universities, including UO’s AIM Program, where she has been a lecturer since 2004. She most recently served as the Financial and Research Applications manager within the Information Technology Group at Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to that, McFall trained IT staff in project management techniques and aided in the delivery of IT projects from development to implementation. In addition, she 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 is a former board member and treasurer of the Oregon Native American Chamber and member of its scholarship committee.

McFall earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Arizona State University, a master of science in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a doctorate in education with a specialization in postsecondary, adult and continuing education from Portland State University in the Educational Leadership Program.

In her new role as AIM Program director, McFall will oversee all aspects of the fully online program and related activities. Her responsibilities will include day-to-day management within the program and throughout the university, outreach and communication within the professional information management community, academic oversight and leadership of AIM students and faculty, and online teaching in the program.

McFall will work primarily from the UO in Portland White Stag Block, with a presence at the Baker Downtown Center, Eugene and can be reached via e-mail at

The AIM Program is a multidisciplinary master's degree, jointly coordinated through the University of Oregon Graduate School and Academic Extension. The program is designed to be completed online in two-and-a-half to three years and is geared toward mid-career, full-time working professionals.

To learn more, please contact us at or 800-824-2714.

PUBLISHED: March 4, 2015