Robert O'Connor

Associate professor


327 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Spring 2018
Monday 12:30 - 2:30
Wednesday  12:30 - 2:00
or by appointment

Robert O'Connor was born in 1959 in New York City and raised in Eastchester, NY. He graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oswego, and received an MA in English from Syracuse University, where he studied under Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff. In 1996, Granta magazine named him one of "The Best of Young American Writers." Buffalo Soldiers was published by Alfred A. Knopf, and released in paperback by Vintage Contemporaries. A movie based on the novel premiered in 2003, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris and Scott Glenn.

Classes taught


CRW 206/800 MWF 12:40-1:35 Online
CRW 306/800 MWF 10:20-11:15 306 Marano CC

CRW 305/810

MWF 11:30-12:25 306 Marano CC

CRW 306 FICTION WRITING: INTERMEDIATE-This course is an intensive workshop in fiction writing in which you will examine student stories as well as stories from The Best American Short Stories.  Students will develop and discuss their aesthetic principles.  Requirements: 3 stories or sections of a novel, story responses, self-assessment paper, and use of Angel.  Prerequisite:  CRW 206.

CRW 330 FORM/THEORY/GENRES: MYSTERY FICTION-This course will focus on the genre of mystery and detective literature, examining its origins and permutations.  We will look at how mysteries are constructed as well as their cultural significance.  Reading responses, exercises, mid-term, final exam and paper.