Mary Beth O’Connor, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communication

Mary Beth O'Connor

Introduction

Mary Beth O’Connor teaches broadcasting and advertising courses and oversees both of those concentrations for the department. Additionally, she is the supervising producer for The Roundtable Perspective television show.

Research Overview

As a professional teacher, O’Connor is highly interested in effective and appropriate pedagogy, which is basically the art of teaching. Most of her scholarship centers on learning how to competently teach and then sharing that information with colleagues who teach media courses around the country. Also, at various times in her career she’s worked on documentaries with production students.

I've studied classic oriental dance, known as belly dance, with some of the top oriental dance teachers from around the world. Also, my gardens have been featured in garden walks and in a book about moss gardens. When people meet me and ask me about myself, the first thing that always comes to mind is, "I make things beautiful."

Teaching Focus

O’Connor mainly teaches television production and advertising courses. Additionally, for over three decades she’s worked in broadcasting as a professional television producer and has won many prestigious production awards for her work.

Mary Beth O'Connor

Contact

(219) 989-2355

mboconnor@pnw.edu

Office Location:

Hammond, Porter Hall 114B

Education

  • M.A., Media Communication, Governors State University
  • B.A., Communication, Double-Concentration in Mass Media and Film Studies, Mundelein College

Areas of Expertise

  • Script Writing
  • Television Production
  • Television Producing
  • Film Studies
  • Advertising