Jane Ohlmeyer


EMPOWERING TRINITY

Professor Homi Bhabha,

Harvard University

“Jane has managed to combine intellectual integrity with institutional savvy; no obstacle has hindered her from pursuing a path that is, at once, principled and pragmatic.” 

Professor Eve Patten,

Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and Professor, School of English 

“We need a Provost with stature and profile. Not only is Jane Ohlmeyer the right person for the job – she is the obvious person for the job.” 

Professor Roy Foster

“I have witnessed the powerful and decisive input which she has brought to the enterprise, both in encouraging academic projects and raising financial support. “

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“Unlike many forces of nature (which she is), Jane knows how to listen as well as to lead, often with a leavening touch of humor; she is judicious as well as inspirational. At this critical time, Trinity’s future could be in no better hands.”

Professor Roy Foster

Professor Emeritus in Irish History and Literature, Queen Mary University of London

“The reason why I nominated Jane to be the next Provost is because I believe she understands and respects people. Jane is an excellent player – she’s a doer – and I truly believe she will empower Trinity to achieve, as a community, our goals of excellence.”

Professor Fabio Boylan

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

“We need someone who can speak directly to government with authority and confidence, someone who is already recognised as a leader in our partner institutions. We need a Provost with stature and profile. Not only is Jane Ohlmeyer the right person for the job – she is the obvious person for the job.”

Professor Eve Patten

Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and Professor, School of English

“I’m always hugely impressed by her immense energy, her enthusiasm, her commitment, and her incredible sense of initiative and of dynamism. I’m really looking forward to supporting her candidacy through the elections ahead and I would ask all of you to support Jane too. “

Senator Ivana Bacik

Labour Senator and Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology (1996), School of Law

“I think the primary reason why Jane Ohlmeyer would make an excellent provost is that she is a true interdisciplinarian. She understands the importance of collegiality, of communication between the disciplines and between the faculties. And that’s what we need going forward.”

Daryl Hendley Rooney

Early Career Researcher, School of Histories and Humanities

“I am concerned at the seeping in of managerialism, marketisation and commercialisation into all aspects of our academic landscape. I’ve heard Jane speak powerfully and passionately on many occasions calling time on the erosion of our academic values and freedom. Jane respects and trusts people as experts in their own field, recognising that we don’t need to be managed.”

Professor Carmel O’Sullivan

Professor in Education, School of Education

“Jane really represents what I would like in someone who would be leading the university.”

Sahar Ahmed

Early Career Researcher

School of Law

“I think Jane has a very strong sense, and again a very pragmatic sense, of the civic role that the university can and should play.”

Professor Rosie Lavan

Assistant Professor, School of English 

“Her leadership has often been called a ‘force of nature’ and it is a force for nature that we need in our campus. And that’s one of the reasons why I’m supporting Jane.”

Professor Brian Caulfield

Professor in Civil Engineering

“As a student with the Trinity Access Programme, I first met Jane when she delivered an inspiring lecture and seminar to our class. Subsequently as an undergrad and then PhD student in the History Department, it was clear to me that Jane was an exceptional educator, but also someone who puts students at the centre of all she does at the University”

Dr Seán O’Reilly

Head of Research Education, Faulty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

“Having studied under and worked with Professor Jane Ohlmeyer I have witnessed her determination and drive to get things done in a collaborative fashion. Collaboration is at the very heart of Jane’s approach, be it as a teacher, supervisor, Principal Investigator, or colleague.” 

Dr Eamon Darcy

Critical Skills Tutor, Maynooth University

“Combining extraordinary accomplishment and erudition with warmth and charisma, Jane has a leadership style that encourages academics to strive for excellence while retaining their distinctive styles and personalities. She understands the unique role of the university in society and appreciates excellence in all forms across all disciplines. Jane will be a rejuvenating and transformative Provost for Trinity.”

Professor Mani Ramaswami

Professor of Neurogenetics, School of Genetics and Microbiology

“Jane Ohlmeyer is one of the most energetic, open, collegial, and generous people I have met at Trinity — she is also one of the most capable and effective. Jane is committed to empowering everyone at Trinity to fulfil their maximal potential, especially early-career researchers and junior academics. Despite having her own stellar academic career, she remains focused on helping others to achieve and on cultivating the community as a whole. It is hard for me to imagine a better combination of leadership qualities and experience at the helm of the university. ”

Dr. Nicholas Johnson 

Associate Professor of Drama, Samuel Beckett Centre

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Professor Luke O’Neill

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Dr. Rosie Lavan

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Professor Carmel O’Sullivan

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Professor Fabio Boylan

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Senator Ivana Bacik

Professor Homi  Bhabha,

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard

“In Mumbai, I have frequently heard Jane Ohlmeyer present her scholarly work to audiences who have marveled at her ability to make unfamiliar aspects of colonial history come alive in a matter of an hour. At  venues across the world I have sat beside Jane at board meetings of the Consortium of Human Centers and Institutes mulling over the fate of the humanities and social sciences in diverse historical and geopolitical locations. In Dublin I have marveled at the energy and engagement that buzzes at the Hub and have been honored to deliver the annual Humanities Lecture to an audience of scholars and public intellectuals. In each of these roles, Jane has managed to combine intellectual integrity with institutional savvy; no obstacle has hindered her from pursuing a path that is, at once, principled and pragmatic. And each encounter with Jane is marked by her generous and hospitable personality that is open to suggestion and dissension, both being essential elements in any equitable, democratic conversation dedicated to  building a transformative coalition of voices and views across diverse beliefs and plural communities. Jane would make an outstanding Provost of  for all the constituencies that combine to make Trinity the great University that it is,  at a time in which a world  frequently polarized by dogma and didacticism needs the hospitality and the healing touch of the Humanities.”

Professor Eve Patten,

Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and Professor

There are three good candidates standing for Provost, and all of them would manage Trinity well. So why vote for Jane Ohlmeyer? I’ve been fortunate to work with each of the candidates at different times and this is how I see it: this election is not just about running the College – it’s about Trinity’s role in critical national and international deliberations on the future of higher education and research. We need someone who can speak directly to government with authority and confidence, someone who is already recognised as a leader in our partner institutions. We need a Provost with stature and profile. Not only is Jane Ohlmeyer the right person for the job — she is the obvious person for the job. I’m proud to have nominated her and I hope colleagues will join me in giving her the green light to get started.

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