UO Academic Extension

Kara McFall, Director, AIM Program

70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Kara McFall is the director of the Applied Information Management (AIM) master’s program at the University of Oregon. She is responsible for program strategy, staff supervision, and program marketing. One of her key responsibilities is industry and government outreach, including leadership of the AIM Advisory Board. Kara has taught for AIM for more than 10 years, including the project management and Capstone courses.

Kara completed a BS from Arizona State University and an MS from Purdue University, both in industrial engineering, and earned her EdD from Portland State University in adult and continuing education.

Kara’s career in higher education began as a faculty member for institutions including Portland State University, Marylhurst University, and Concordia University. She was an IT manager at Oregon Health & Science University for 13 years prior to joining the UO as the AIM director. Kara has served as the chair of the Northwest Oracle User Group and the Oracle Higher Education User Group eBusiness Suite (EBS) Product Advisory Group, and served a variety of board positions for the Oregon Native American Chamber. She is an avid football fan and enjoys hiking with her two Alaskan Malamutes.