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Jo O'Connor

Jo O'Connor
Senior Lecturer
Library Building - L307

She has held leadership roles for the Boston Celtics, the Boston Garden/FleetCenter, CBS Radio, Sonesta Hotels, the Wang Center for the Performing Arts as well as worked twice in an agency setting. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and hold two separate master's degrees (marketing communication and education).

Previously, O'Connor was full-time faculty member for 10 years at Boston University's College of Communication — overhauling the oldest student PR agency in the county PRLab and has been awarded numerous teaching awards there. She has also taught advertising at Northeastern University for four years and is currently teaching online communication courses at Lasell College, where she has been for five years. She also runs a boutique marcomm agency representing several regional clients.

O'Connor holds a BA in journalism from The Ohio State University; an MS in mass communication with a concentration in marketing communication for Boston University's College of Communication and an Ed.M. in teaching and curriculum from Boston University's School of Education. O'Connor is delighted to be teaching full-time at Simmons College in Boston, where she is overseeing the new joint major (Communication Department and School of Management) in Marketing Communication. Go Sharks!

O'Connor has worked for nearly 30 years in the marketing communication industry with specialties in entertainment, sports, oral presentation and event planning.


Ed.M. in Teaching and Curriculum
Boston University

M.S. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Marketing Communication
Boston University

B.A. in Journalism
The Ohio State University