Sean O’Connor earned his doctorate in educational leadership, management, and policy from Seton Hall University. He also holds an education specialist degree in educational administration as well as a master’s degree in human resource training and development, all from Seton Hall University. In addition to teaching at Rutgers, Dr. O’Connor also teaches graduate courses at Seton Hall University as well as graduate courses at Felician University.

Dr. O’Connor has been a New Jersey State Trooper for 22 years and is currently a Captain assigned as Deputy Troop Commander in Troop “D”. Dr. O’Connor is a graduate of the 276th Session of the FBI National Academy, and an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates NJ Chapter. Dr. O’Connor is also a member of the NJ Attorney General’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. O’Connor uses his police experience to facilitate a learning environment where students can engage each other in debate about various topics in the field of criminal justice. As a practitioner, he shares his experiences to help the students better understand the complex challenges associated with policing in the 21st century.