Emily O'Connell, Ph.D.

Background and Research Interests

Professor O'Connell has an extensive background in Communication and Media. Her research centers on the intersection of news, new media, and social justice. Recent projects she has worked on investigate the popularity and persuasive power of political podcasts, the impact and construction of online social movements, truth-telling and social justice narratives on TikTok, and more. In the classroom, Dr. O'Connell is a Communication Generalist, and particularly enjoys emboldening students' public speaking and media literacy skills.


  • PhD in Communication, American University
  • M.S. in Television, Boston University
  • B.A. in Communication Studies, Stonehill College

Classes Taught at Bay State College

  • Communication Skills for the 21st Century
  • Writing for Business and Business Communication
  • Writing and Cultural Diversity