Dean O'Connell joined the GS Dean of Students Office in 2017. In addition to advising a cohort of GS students, Dean O'Connell supports academic and learning initiatives with the GS Academic Resource Center. His role includes working in academic support programs, managing the Peer Advising team, teaching University Studies, and partnering with the student wellness team. As a GS alumnus and former nontraditional student, he has a strong history with Columbia and GS. Dean O'Connell holds a B.A. in history and sociology from Columbia University.