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Interim Chair Michael P. O'Malley

Michael P. O'Malley, Ed.D.

Phone: (512) 245-8851
Email: MO20@txstate.edu
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601 University Drive
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San Marcos, TX 78666

Michael P. O’Malley, Ed.D. is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology. He served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile from August 2012 – January 2013. Dr. O’Malley teaches in both the Ph.D. in Education-School Imporvement and M.Ed./M.A. in Educational & Community Leadership programs at Texas State University. His research interests include leadership for educational equity, public pedagogy, curriculum studies, and internationalization and education. Working within intersections of critical and poststructural frameworks, Dr. O’Malley’s recent research projects have involved leadership effects on a national school improvement initiative in Chile, student protest for educational equity in Chile, state oversight of the East St. Louis, IL urban school district, and rethinking qualitative methodologies for critical participatory research with youth.

A former secondary school teacher, assistant principal for academic affairs, and principal, Dr. O’Malley earned his doctorate in education from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia under the direction of Dr. Jeanne F. Brady and holds degrees in philosophy and theology. He is also a Visiting Scholar with Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago de Chile and the Leadership Academy of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He has lectured internationally in Chile and at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria. Selected publications appear in Review of Educational Research (ranked first in Education/Education Research journals), Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Studies, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Sociology, Teacher Education & Practice, Urban Education, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, and he is co-editor of the books Problematizing Public Pedagogy (Routledge) and The Articulation of Curriculum and Pedagogy for a Just Society: Advocacy, Artistry, and Activism (Educator’s International Press).

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Refereed Publications

Books

Burdick, J., Sandlin, J. A., & O’Malley, M. P. (Eds.). (2013). Problematizing public pedagogy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Leafgren, S., Schultz, B. D., O’Malley, M. P., Johnson, L., Brady, J. F., & Dentith, A. M. (Eds.). (2007). The articulation of curriculum and pedagogy for a just society: Advocacy, artistry, and activism. Troy, NY: Educator’s International Press.

Journal Articles

O’Malley, M. P., & Capper, C. A. (2014). A measure of the quality of educational leadership programs for social justice: Integrating LGBTIQ identities into principal preparation. Educational Administration Quarterly, Online First. DOI:10.1177/0013161X14532468

Milam, J. L., Jupp, J. C., Hoyt, M. W., Grumbein, M., Kaufman, M., Carpenter II, B. S., O’Malley, M. P., & Slattery, P. (2014). Autobiography, disclosure, and engaged pedagogy: A practical discussion on teaching foundations in teacher education programs. Teacher Education and Practice, 27(1), 12-43, in press.

O’Malley, M. P. & Nelson, S. W. (2013). The public pedagogy of student activists in Chile: What have we learned from the Penguins’ Revolution? Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 29(2), 41-56.

O’Malley, M. P., Roseboro, D. L., & Hunt, J. (2012). Accountability, fiscal management, and student achievement in East St. Louis, IL 1994 – 2006: Implications for urban educational reform policy. Urban Education, 47(1), 117-143. DOI 10.1177/0042085911427741

Dentith, A. M., Measor, L., & O'Malley, M. P. (2012). The research imagination amid dilemmas of engaging young people in critical participatory work. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13(1), Art. 17, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1201176 [22pp/44 paragraphs] [authorship is alphabetical]

Sandlin, J. A., O’Malley, M. P. & Burdick, J. (2011). Mapping the complexities of public pedagogy scholarship: 1894-2010. Review of Educational Research, 81(3), 338-375.

     * Nominated for the AERA 2012 Review of Research Award

O’Malley, M. P. (2009). Pedagogies of absence: Education beyond an ethos of standardization. Childhood Education, 85(4), 250-252.

Dentith, A. M., Measor, L., & O’Malley, M. P. (2009). Stirring dangerous waters: Dilemmas and opportunities of critical participatory work with young people. Sociology, 43(1), 158-168. [authorship is alphabetical]

O’Malley, M. P., Slattery, P., & Hoyt, M. W. (2009). Teaching gender and sexuality diversity in foundations of education courses in the U.S. Teaching Education, 20(2), 95-110.

O’Malley, M. P. (2007). Conceptualizing a critical pedagogy of human soul: Ethnographic implications for curriculum studies. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 4(1), 84-112.

Slattery, P., Krasny, K. A., & O’Malley, M. P. (2007). Hermeneutics, aesthetics, and the quest for answerability: A dialogic possibility for reconceptualizing the interpretive process in curriculum studies. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 39(5), 537-558.

Roseboro, D. L., O’Malley, M. P., & Hunt, J. (2006). Talking cents: Public discourse, state oversight, and democratic education in East St. Louis. Educational Studies, 40(1), 6-23.

O’Malley, M. P. (2005). New Cosmology, leadership, and the possibilities of an Ecozoic Era: An interview with Miriam Therese MacGillis. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(2), 15-18.

O’Malley, M. P. (2004). Deconstructing a politics of student association within arts-based education: Ethnographic reflections on ‘The Show Kids’ and ‘The Show Fags’. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(2), 78-83.

Book Chapters

Dentith, A. M., O’Malley, M. P., Brady, J. F. (2014). Public pedagogy as a historically feminist project. In J. Burdick, J. A. Sandlin, & M. P. O’Malley (Eds.), Problematizing public pedagogy (pp. 26-39). New York: Routledge.

Burdick, J., Sandlin, J. A., & O’Malley, M. P. (2014). Breaking without fixing: Inhabiting aporia. In J. Burdick, J. A. Sandlin, & M. P. O’Malley (Eds.), Problematizing public pedagogy (pp. 1-11). New York: Routledge.

O’Malley, M. P. (2013). Creating inclusive schools for LGBTIQ youth, staff, and families: Equitable educational leadership and research practice. In L. C. Tillman & J. J. Scheurich (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational leadership for diversity and equity (pp. 355-379). New York, NY: Routledge.

Dentith, A. M., Measor, L. & O’Malley, M. P. (2011). Stirring dangerous waters: Dilemmas for critical participatory research with young people. In A. Coffey & T. Hall (Eds.), Researching young people. London: Sage Publications. [reprint of Sociology article selected by editors from amongst all Sage journal publications].

O’Malley, M. P. & Aguilar, I. (2010). Whither democratic educational leadership? On questions of institutionalization and hypergovernability within Curriculum Studies. In J. G. Henderson (Ed.), The path less taken: Immanent critique in curriculum and pedagogy (pp. 81-83). Troy, NY: Educator’s International Press.

O’Malley, M. P. & Roseboro, D. L. (2010). Public pedagogy as critical educational and community leadership. In J. A. Sandlin, B. D. Schultz, & J. Burdick (Eds.), Handbook of public pedagogy: Education and learning beyond schooling (pp. 639-647). New York: Routledge.

O’Malley, M. P. (2010). Liberation theology. In C. Kridel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of curriculum studies (pp. 544-545). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

O’Malley, M. P., Burdick, J., & Sandlin, J. A. (2010). Public pedagogy. In C. Kridel (Ed.). Encyclopedia of curriculum studies (pp. 696-700). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

O’Malley, M. P. & Allen, L. A. (2009). Curriculum leadership as a democratic project: The case for reconfiguring educational structures. In J. Burdick, J. A. Sandlin, & T. Daspit (Eds.), Complicated conversations and confirmed commitments: Revitalizing education for democracy (pp. 229-251). Troy, NY: Educator’s International Press.

O’Malley, M. P. (2009). Pedagogies of absence as aesthetic and narrative encounter. In P. Burke (Ed.), Women and pedagogy (pp. 159-166). Troy, NY: Educator’s International Press.

O’Malley, M. P., Schultz, B. D., & Leafgren S. (2007). Urgencia: Articulating curriculum and pedagogy for a just society. In S. Leafgren, B. D. Schultz, M. P. O’Malley, L. Johnson. J. F. Brady, & A. M. Dentith (Eds.), The articulation of curriculum and pedagogy for a just society: Advocacy, artistry, and activism (pp. xxxix-xlvi).Troy, NY: Educator’s International Press.

Courses Taught at Texas State University

Educational Philosophy in a Social Context (ED 7311)
Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies (ED 7315)
Facilitating School Improvement (ED 7332)
Beginning Qualitative Research Design (ED 7352)
Theological Issues in Education (ED 7378)
Problems in Education (ED 7378)
Curriculum Design (EDCL 6342)
Continuous School Improvement (EDCL 6343)
Campus Leadership (EDCL 6344)
School Law (EDCL 6348)
School as Center of Inquiry (EDCL 6352)
Integrative Seminar (EDCL 6358)
Practicum/Internship in Educational Leadership (EDCL 6387-8/7387-8)
Problems in Administration (EDCL 5388)
Educational Leadership Continuing Professional Development (EDCL 5100)

Awards

Fulbright Scholar – Chile. (2012-2013).

College Achievement Award in Teaching, Associate Professor/Full Professor Category, College of Education, Texas State University. (2012).

Presidential Distinction Award in Scholarship, Associate Professor/Full Professor Category, Texas State University. (2012).

Presidential Distinction Award in Scholarship, Assistant Professor/Lecturer Category, Texas State University. (2011).

Professors of Curriculum. (Elected to Membership: Spring, 2006).

Nicholas S. Rashford Outstanding Dissertation Award. (2003).

Grants

O’Malley, M. P. (PI). (August 2012 – January 2013). School improvement through quality educational leadership preparation; Understanding the role of school administrators in achieving Inglés Abre Puertas goals. A lecturing/research Core Fulbright Scholar Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, with appointment to Chile August 2012 to January 2013. ($20,900.00)

 
O’Malley, M. P. (PI). (December 2011 - March 2013). Understanding the role of school administrators in achieving Chile’s Inglés Abre Puertas program goals: Implications for school improvement. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University – San Marcos. $8,000.

Papers Presented at National/International Professional Meetings

O’Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., Jaramillo, C., & Díaz, M. H. (2014, April). Understanding leadership effects on a school improvement initiative in Chile. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division A: Administration, Organization and Leadership, Section 1: Leadership, Philadelphia, PA.

O’Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., & Long, T. A. (2014, April). Student activists in Chile as educational leaders: The intersection of school improvement and social movements. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division A: Administration, Organization and Leadership, Section 3: School Improvement, Philadelphia, PA.

O'Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., Rocha, P.,* & Williams, T.* (2013, November). Educational and community leadership as critical democratic engagement: Implications from an urban library initiative in Santiago de Chile. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

O’Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., Jaramillo, C., & Díaz, M. H. (2013, November). Understanding the role of Chilean school administrators in achieving national Inglés Abre Puertas Goals. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Nelson, S. W., O’Malley, M. P., & Long, T. A.* (2013, November). The educational leadership of equity-oriented secondary school student activists in Chile. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

O’Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., Rocha, P., Williams, T., & Hill, A. (2013, April). Understanding critical democratic engagement within institutional sites of public pedagogy: Implications from an urban library initiative in Santiago de Chile. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division B: Curriculum Studies, Section 2: Globalization, Decolonization, and Transnational Inquiry, San Francisco, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., & Dentith, A. M. (2013, April). Dangerous memories and undeniable promise: The feminist roots of public pedagogies. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), SIG: Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies, San Francisco, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., & Capper, C. A. (2012, April). How University Council for Educational Administration member institutions prepare K-12 principals for equitable leadership for LGBTIQ youth, staff, and families. Presented in the Symposium Session: Preparing principals for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTIQ) equitable leadership: Town Hall discussion of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Equity Study (conducted by O’Malley & Capper). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division A: Administration, Organization & Leadership, Section 5: Leadership Development, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
     * UCEA Highlighted Session 
 
Burdick, J., Sandlin, J. A., & O’Malley, M. P. (2012, April).Responses to the abyss: Problematizing conceptualizations of public pedagogy. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  
 
O’Malley, M. P., & Capper, C. A. (2011, November). How UCEA institutions educate principals for equitable leadership for LGBTIQ persons: Implications for leadership preparation. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2011, October). Embracing love and awe as a praxis for instructional supervision. Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS), Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
 
O’Malley, M. P. & Capper, C. A. (2011, April). Preparing school administrators for equitable leadership for LGBTIQ youth, staff, and families: A study of principal preparation practices at UCEA member institutions. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division A: Administration, Organization & Leadership, Section 5: Leadership Development, New Orleans, LA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., Nino, J., Aguilar, I., & Alemán, J. (2011, April). National student protest for educational equity in Chile: A case study of public pedagogy and its influence in a Chilean secondary school. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division B: Curriculum Studies, Section 1: Critical Perspectives and Communities in Action, New Orleans, LA.
 
Sandlin, J. A., Burdick, J., & O’Malley, M. P. (2011, April). Problematizing public pedagogy: Engaging with conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in public pedagogy discourse. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG, New Orleans, LA.    
 
Kramer, B. K. & O’Malley, M. P. (2011, April). Re-visioning leadership through aesthetics: Art and the social imagination of future educational leaders. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Leadership For Social Justice SIG, New Orleans, LA.
 
Milam, J. L., Jupp, J. C., Hoyt, M. W., Kaufman, M., Grumbein, M., O’Malley, M. P., Carpenter, B. S. & Slattery, P. (2011, April). Autobiography, disclosure, and engaged pedagogy: Toward a practical discussion on teaching foundations in teacher education programs. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education, Section 7: Pre-service Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.
 
O’Malley, M.P. (2011, April). Embracing Love, Awe, and Responsibility: Imagining Curriculum Leadership as a Mode of Relationality or “Laughing with the waters … I sever from all that I thought would suffice me.” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), New Orleans, LA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. & Capper, C. A. (2010, October). Understanding how UCEA institutions prepare K-12 principals for equitable leadership for LGBTIQ youth, staff, and families. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Nelson, S. W., Aguilar, I., Nino, J., & Alemán, J. (2010, October). The effects of national student protest for educational equity in Chile on a Chilean secondary school: A case study. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 
 
Capper, C. A. & O’Malley, M. P. (2010, October). Strategies for teaching LGBTIQ equity in educational leadership programs. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 
 
O’Malley, M.P. (2010, October). Embracing love, awe and responsibility as a frame for a praxis of educational leadership. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
 
Kramer, B. P. & O’Malley, M. P. (2010, October). Aesthetics as an introduction to community: The role of public artworks in educational leadership preparation. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2010, May). Public pedagogy as activism for educational and community transformation. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division B: Curriculum Studies, Section 1: Critical Perspectives and Communities in Action, Denver, CO.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Roseboro, D. L., & Hunt, J. (2010, May). A case study of accountability, fiscal management, and student achievement in the East St. Louis, IL School District. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division A: Administration, Organization, and Leadership, Section 2: School Organization and Effects, Denver, CO.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2010, April). Internationalization as interdependence and rupture: Field notes on curricula of transgression and cultural healing in Chile. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Denver, CO.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2010, April). On the implications of theological studies for curriculum leadership. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Denver, CO.
 
Kramer, B. P. & O’Malley, M. P. (2009, November). Aesthetics and the social imagination in educational leadership preparation. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA. 
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2009, November). Public pedagogy as educational and community leadership. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2009, September). Reconstituting the imagined community in Chile: Ethnographic inquiry into a public pedagogy of the 2006 student protests and dictatorship era Desaparecidos. International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS) Triennial Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Slattery, P., & Hoyt, M. W. (2009, September). Teaching gender and sexuality diversity in foundations of education and leadership courses. International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS) Triennial Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2009, April). Embodied pedagogies of democratic resistance in Chile: A phenomenological investigation of interrelationships among the 2006 secondary student protestors and dictatorship era Desaparecidos. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Postcolonial Studies and Education SIG and Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG Co-Sponsored Session, San Diego, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2009, April). Pedagogies of absence: Constituting autobiographical and social imaginaries within the ‘not yet.’ Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), San Diego, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Slattery, P., & Hoyt, M. W. (2009, April). Teaching gender and sexuality diversity in foundations of education courses. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), San Diego, CA.
 
Lugg, C. A., Alston, J. A., Capper, C. A., Hernandez, F., Koschoreck, J., Lopez, J. R., O’Malley, M. P. & Tooms, A. (2008, November). What would Harvey say?: Thirty years after the assassination of Harvey Milk, the political status of queers in US public schools. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
 
O’Malley, M. P. & Slattery, P. (2008, November). The necessity of theological studies in leadership preparation programs. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2008, October). Identity, dissent, and democracy in Chile: Interpreting the 2006 student protests through an historical memory of Los Desaparecidos. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Decatur, GA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. & Allen, L. A. (2008, October). Considering curriculum leadership through a dialogic hermeneutic amongst curriculum studies and educational leadership. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Decatur, GA.
 
Milam, J. L., Hoyt, M. W., Kaufman, M., Grumbein, M., O’Malley, M. P., Carpenter, B. S., & Slattery. P. (2008, March). (Re)considering curriculum as autobiographical text: Student reflections and implications of self-disclosure in a pre-service teacher education program. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education, Section 6: Teacher Education for Multicultural/Social Justice and/or Differentiated Instruction, New York City, NY.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2008, March). Educational equity, accountability, and democracy in Chile: Educational leaders’ perceptions of the 2006 secondary school student protests. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division G: Social Context of Education, Section 4: Social Contexts of Educational Policy, Politics, and Praxis, New York City, NY.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Lugg, C. A., Slattery, P., & Barber, E. (2008, March). Understanding gender diversity in schools and society: Implications for educational practice. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Queer Studies SIG, New York City, NY.
 
Sandlin, J. A., O’Malley, M. P., & Burdick, J. (2008, March). Historicizing and theorizing public pedagogy. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division B: Curriculum Studies, New York City, NY.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Dentith, A. M., & Allen, L. A. (2008, March). Critical inquiry within the interstices of educational leadership and curriculum studies. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) Conference, New York, NY.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2007, November). La revolucíon de los pinguinos: Student protests and alternate conceptualizations of accountability in Chile. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Alexandria, VA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Allen, L. A., Brady, J. F., & Brown, K. (2007, November). (Re)Imagining curriculum leadership through postcolonial and queer analyses of educational discourses. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Alexandria, VA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Allen, L. A., Brady, J. F., & Slattery, P. (2007, October). Theorizing curriculum leadership through discourses of interruption. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, TX.
 
Sandlin, J. A., Milam, J. L., O’Malley, M. P., & Burdick, J. (2007, October). (Re)Considering public pedagogy: A critical literature review. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, TX.
 
Dentith, A. M., Measor, L., & O’Malley, M. P. (2007, April). Stirring dangerous waters: ‘forbidden’ topics and other dilemmas of research with youth. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Qualitative Research SIG, Chicago, IL.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Allen, L. A., Brady, J. F., Slattery, P., & Milam, J. (2007, April). Curriculum-leadership: Homo(genized), bi(furcated), trans(ferred). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division B: Curriculum Studies, Chicago, IL.
 
Roseboro, D. L., O’Malley, M. P., & Hunt, J. (2007, April). Talking cents: State financial oversight and student academic achievement in East St. Louis, Illinois 1994-2004. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division A: Administration, Organization, and Leadership, Chicago, IL.
 
Slattery, P. & O’Malley, M. P. (2007, April). Queering the language of gender and sexual diversity in curriculum studies: A narrative analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Queer Studies SIG, Chicago, IL.
 
Milam, J. L., Hoyt, M. W., Kaufman, M., Grumbein, M., O’Malley, M. P., Carpenter, B. S., & Slattery. P. (2007, April). (Re)considering curriculum as autobiographical text: Student reflections and implications of self-disclosure in a pre-service teacher educational program. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) Conference, Chicago, IL, April 6 – 9, 2007.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2007, April). Ethical and methodological considerations in designing inquiry in an urban school district. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) Conference, Chicago.
 
Capper, C. A., Lugg, C. A., Koschorek, J., Hernandez. F., & O’Malley, M. P. (2006, November). Leaders for social justice: Gay/straight alliances in Texas schools. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.
 
Milam, J. L., Hoyt, M. W., Grumbein, M., O’Malley, M. P., Carpenter, B. S., & Slattery. P. (2006, November). Autobiography in pre-service teacher education programs: What school leaders need to know. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Slattery, P. & Lugg, C. A. (2006, November). Understanding the complexity of gender and sexuality through the lens of recent biological studies of intersexuality: Advancing social justice and democracy for gender diverse students. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.
 
Barber, E., Brice, L., Carpenter, II, B. S., Doyle, M. A., Edgerton, S., Gaztambide-Fernandez, R., Huckaby, M. F., McElfresh, R., Mansberger, N., O’Malley, M. P., Slattery, P., & Sloan, K. (2006, October). The curriculum parlor: Curriculum theorists designing and implementing an educational leadership program. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, TX.
 
Milam, J. L., Hoyt, M. W., Grumbein, M., O’Malley, M. P., Carpenter, B. S., & Slattery. P. (2006, October). What does that have to do with education?: Student reflections on curriculum as autobiographical text. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, TX.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2006, October). Public moral leadership and dissent from a standardization of human experience. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls.
 
O’Malley, M. P. & Ciociola, G. (2006, October). Implications of issue-based drama for educational leadership. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, TX.
 
Dentith, A. M., Measor, L., & O’Malley, M. P. (2006, May). Stirring dangerous waters: ‘forbidden’ topics and other dilemmas of research with youth. Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana & Champaign, IL.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2006, May). Identitas interruptus: Renegotiating the politics of sexual identities in educational leadership courses. Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana & Champaign, IL.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Roseboro, D. L., & Hunt, J. (2006, May). Talking cents: Performance, identity, and democratic education in East St. Louis, Illinois – methodological reflections. Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana & Champaign, IL.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2006, April). Education, religion, and society: Critiquing a standardization of human soul. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
 
O’Malley. M. P., Leafgren, S., & Slattery, P. (2006, April). Curriculum studies and spiritual, moral, and theological discourses: Locating the field and extending the conversation. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) Conference, Berkeley, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Roseboro, D. L., & Hunt, J. (2006, April). Public pedagogy in East St. Louis, Illinois: Discourses of accountability, invisibility, and disruption 1994 – 2004. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) Conference, Berkeley, CA.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2005, October). Public pedagogy and educational leadership: Possibilities for critical engagement. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Oxford, OH.
 
Slattery, P., O’Malley, M. P., & Leafgren, S. (2005, October). Curriculum studies and spirituality: Reclaiming a progressive theology for social justice. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Oxford, OH.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2005, May). Transgressing a politics of struggle through ethnographic engagement of student narrative. First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana & Champaign, IL.
 
O’Malley, M. P., Brady, J. F., Slattery, P., & Van Lynch, R. (2005, May). Qualitative inquiry and educational environments: Avenues for cultural critique and social action. First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana & Champaign, IL.
 
O’Malley, M. P. (2005, April). Constructing a critical pedagogy of human soul: A critical ethnography. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division G: Social Context of Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 
Slattery, P., Krasny, K. A., & O’Malley, M. P. (2005, April). Hermeneutics, aesthetics, and the quest for answerability: A dialogic possibility for reconceptualizing the interpretive process in curriculum studies. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 

Brady, J. F. & O’Malley, M. P. (2004, October). The language of ethics and imagination in educational leadership. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Oxford, OH.