Dean O'Connell joined the GS Dean of Students Office in 2017 after graduating from the School of General Studies. He oversees the daily operation of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), and supports academic and learning initiatives within the Dean of Students Office. His role includes working in academic support programs, overseeing the ARC Tutoring Center, teaching University Studies, managing the Peer Advising team, and serving as an academic advisor. His dedication to education is supported by teaching and advising roles with AmeriCorps and Boston Public Schools. Dean O'Connell holds a B.A. in history and sociology from Columbia University.