Dr. Julie O’Connell

Chair of Developmental Studies & Assistant Professor
English Department
Kirby Hall 315
Phone: 201.559.6169
Email: OconnellJ@felician.edu

Positions Held
  • Felician College, Assistant Professor of English, (2010-present)
  • Seton Hall University, Instructor of English (2008-2010)
  • Felician College, Director of the Writing Lab (2000-2008)
Academic Accomplishments
  • D Litt, Drew University, 2010
  • MAT, Brown University, 1992
  • BA in English, Georgetown University, 1991
Biography

I was Chair of Developmental Studies at Felician College from 2010-2013. From 2008 to 2010, I taught composition and literature courses for the Department of English at Seton Hall University. From 2000 to 2010, I served as the Director of the Felician College Writing Lab. During that time, I co-authored a corporate ESL curriculum which I taught at the Federal Reserve Bank in East Rutherford, NJ. I also developed and taught a ten week Praxis II preparation course for Teacher Education students. Prior to these experiences, I worked as a Learning Specialist at Rutgers University, a Corporate Trainer teaching basic skills to employees, and a high school English teacher.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

I have taught courses in developmental writing, rhetoric and composition, literature, reading, ESL, and Business Communications. I have given numerous presentations on learning styles, study strategies, time management, test preparation, test taking, note taking, and reading skills for undergraduate students. I have a special interest in working with students who have learning disabilities and other kinds of academic challenges, such as Asperger’s Syndrome. I am interested in new approaches to remediation and developmental education as well as the impact domestic poverty has on one’s access to literacy skills.

Courses Taught at Felician University
  • Reading and Writing Workshop
  • Reading Comprehension/Reading Seminar
  • Writing the College Essay
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Business Communications
  • Reading – ESL
  • Freshman Year Experience
  • The Short Story
  • Publications/Research
  • Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises
  • Research & Education Association, Inc., 2009. (author)
  • Betcha Didn’t Know That: Volume I
  • National Appraisal Consultants; 1st edition, 2007 (editor).
  • Praxis PPST
  • Research and Education Association Inc. (co-author).
  • ICTS – The Best Test Prep for the IL Certification Testing System
  • Research and Education Association, Inc. (co-editor).
Publications/Research
  • Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises
    Research & Education Association, Inc., 2009. (author)
  • Betcha Didn’t Know That: Volume I
    National Appraisal Consultants; 1st edition, 2007 (editor).
  • Praxis PPST
    Research and Education Association Inc. (co-author).
  • ICTS – The Best Test Prep for the IL Certification Testing System
    Research and Education Association, Inc. (co-editor).