Mary Beth O’Connor


Associate Professor


Phone: (219) 989-2355

Fax: (219) 989-2008


Professor O’Connor has been teaching at Purdue University Calumet since 1989, and is the primary Broadcast Production & COM Advertising instructor. Professor O’Connor has been an active television producer since 1987. She has produced many award winning projects for Purdue University Calumet.

Recent Awards

(for the documentary, “Checkmate”):

2011 AVA Award, Gold, “Documentary”
2011 Videographer Award, Award of Distinction, “Video Productions/Documentary”
2011 EMPIXX Award, Gold, “Documentary”
2011 EMPIXX Award, Gold, “Educational”

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M.A. Media Communication, Governors State University
B.A. Communication, Mundelein College

Courses Taught

COM 256 Introduction to Advertising
COM 309 Visual Communication
COM 332 Television Production
COM 347 Radio & Television Performance
COM 436 Script Writing
COM 441 Advanced Television Production
COM 465 Visual Aesthetics in Television & Film