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Academic Director, MS in Data Science and BS in Information Systems
Phone: (646) 344-7267
Areas of Expertise
- Behavioral Finance
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. He has over 20 years of undergraduate and graduate-level teaching experience and over 20 years of experience as a senior corporate executive and IT management consultant. 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.
O’Connor 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. He has also authored many articles on technology, management, and social trends. 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.
DATA 698 - Senior Research Project
Social Activism and Firm Valuation: An Examination of ‘Taking a Knee’ Protests and National Football League Sponsors
Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies