Dr. Gavin O’Connor
Dr. Gavin O’Connor, who currently serves as the Academic Ombudsman, began at Ozarks Technical Community College in 2002. He taught as an instructor in the Life Science department where he taught primarily pre-Allied Health and Animal Science courses. Dr. O’Connor obtained his doctorate degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2009 with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in Higher Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Biology specializing in Reproductive Physiology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine Studies, both from Missouri State University.
Dr. O’Connor has held the positions of Director of Grants Development, Assistant Dean of Sciences and Assistant Dean of Academic Services while at OTC and is currently the Special Assistant to the Provost. With that position, he is establishing the Academic Ombudsman to aid students and staff at the college with any questions or concerns in which they may need assistance.
Please feel free to contact Dr. O’Connor by coming by for a visit, by phone or email.