Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, serving students in rural, urban, and suburban high schools, as well as community college. He has worked as an independent college consultant, and is one of the counselors who assists students through the Ask the Counselor column on MyFootpath.com.
Patrick has served as president of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from Oakland Community College, the Margaret Addis Service to NACAC Award, and the William Gramenz Award (for outstanding contributions to college counseling in Michigan.) He holds five college degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education Administration.
Patrick lives with his wife and children in suburban Detroit.