• Communication Studies

Chad O’Connor

Part-Time Lecturer

Chad O’Connor teaches courses in Advertising, Organizational Culture, and Crisis Communication in undergraduate and graduate programs at Northeastern University, where he is also a startup advisor for IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator program. He is the former contributing editor of the Global Business Hub blog on The Boston Globe’s Boston.com site. He now consults for public, private, startup and nonprofit clients globally in areas such as internal and external communication, executive messaging, and strategic partnerships.

Chad is a graduate alumnus of Emerson College and undergraduate alumnus of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. When not teaching you’ll find him globetrotting, seeing old punk bands in dingy clubs, stopping to pet everyone’s dogs, and discussing all things Boston sports over craft beer. Connect with him on social media at http://about.me/chadoconnor

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Education

  • MA in Political Communication, Emerson College
  • BA in Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • BA in Political Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award nominee, Northeastern University, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award nominee, Northeastern University, 2012

Professional Experience

  • Communication and Business Strategy Consultant
  • Former Contributing Editor of Global Business Hub blog on Boston.com (The Boston Globe)

Courses Taught

  • Organizational Climate, Culture & Communication (CMN 6090)
  • Crisis Communication (CMN 6050)
  • Foundations of Organizational Communication (CMN 6010)
  • Brand and Advertising Management (MKTG 6223)
  • Advertising Practices (COMM 3451)
  • Applications of Organizational Communication (COMM 2531)
  • Principles of Organizational Communication (COMM 1231)

Research/Publications Highlights

• Teaches courses in Advertising, Organizational Culture, and Crisis Communication in undergraduate and graduate programs


• Consults for public, private, startup and nonprofit clients globally


• Consultation areas include internal and external communication, executive messaging, and strategic partnerships

Professional Affiliations

  • • Startup Mentor for NU IDEA
  • • Startup Mentor for NU Venture Mentor Network Startup Mentor for MITX (Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange)