Molly O’Connor is an instructor and PhD student, working on her doctorate in philosophy and history of education. For more information on her research interests or teaching experience, please visit those respective pages.
A proud Oklahoma native, Molly has lived and worked in Washington, DC, Princeton, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, in addition to work and research abroad in India, Nepal, Thailand, and South Africa. She is a proud graduate of the University of Dallas, where she earned her BA in political philosophy (classical and American) with concentrations in International Studies and French. Her love of learning only grew at UD and encouraged her next step, an MA in International Politics with concentrations in International Organizations and Social Political Theory from top-ten-ranked American University School of International Service.
Her professional experience includes non-profit communications, fundraising, and community outreach. In her work and spare time, she has helped non-profits by conducting and authoring program evaluation reports, establishing new partnerships, editing content for publication, managing college internship programs, writing articles and editorials, designing website and print materials, and planning large-scale events (i.e., fundraising galas, leadership workshops, spiritual/personal development retreats).
When not in the library, classroom, or administrative meetings, Molly enjoys volunteering for community organizations and her church, reading, cooking/baking, crafting, traveling, and exploring her adopted home state, Pennsylvania. She is in constant pursuit of attempting new hobbies and skills–having spent the better part of her life trying to learn piano and master yoga and recently deciding to take up quilting.