Arthur O'Connor

Academic Director, MS in Data Science and BS in Information Systems

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Phone: (646) 344-7267

Dr. Arthur J. O’Connor is the Academic Director of the MS in Data Science and BS in Information Systems degree programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. His background includes serving as a senior corporate officer of two Fortune 500 corporations (Loral and Continental) and, more recently, working in risk analytics and systems management roles at Reuters and Citigroup.  A graduate of the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University, he earned his MBA in finance from Fordham University and his Doctorate of Professional Studies from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He became a Certified Sustainable Value Professional in 2016 and earned his Hogan Assessment Certification in 2020. He has published research studies in the areas of behavioral finance, organizational practices, and political polarization, and presented his work at annual meetings of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics. Most recently, he co-authored a study, “President Trump’s Tweets and Investor Attention: How the President’s Criticisms of Firms Boosts Their Market Returns,” which was presented at the American Accounting Association annual meeting in 2020.

Recent News

Moral leadership and investor attention: An empirical assessment of the potus’s tweets on firms’ market returns

September 08, 2021

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

Arthur O'Connor, academic director of the CUNY SPS MS in Data Science and BS in Information Systems programs, co-authored the research paper “Moral leadership and investor attention: An empirical assessment of the potus’s tweets on firms’ market returns," which was published in the Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting.
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Online Summer Intensive Offers Crash Course in IT Basics

July 29, 2021

CUNY SPS offered an online micro-credential course in systems administration this summer to help students in today’s competitive job market.