Patrick J. O'Connor
(Former Dean: Electronics and Computer Technology Program, DeVry University, Chicago)
Specialty: Fundamental Electronics; Digital Electronics
B.S. 1968 Northern Illinois University
Department of Physics
M.S. 1983 National-Louis University
Management/Development of Human Resources
M.S. 1998 Northern Illinois University
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Honors: Sigma Pi Sigma Physics National Honor Society
FCC Commercial General Radiotelephone Broadcast License
ISCET, Journeyman Certification in Computers
Professor O'Connor taught at Chicago DeVry from 1968 to 2007. For his first five years at the Institute, he taught fundamentals of electronics and circuit analysis in the EET program, as well as physics, his undergraduate major. During that time, he was faculty advisor to the student branch of the IEEE. He taught electronics at the Toronto DeVry institute for one semester in 1974. In 1977, he transferred to the ET program, where he has taught since that time. Between 1986 and 1992, he taught various subjects in the General Education department, as well as microprocessor and digital classes in electronics. In 1992, he was appointed Curricular Chair for the Electronics Technician Curriculum, in 1994, he became Department Chairman, in 1999 became Associate Dean for the Electronics and Computer Technology Program, retiring at the end of June, 2007.
He married Leah in 1969, and has two daughters, Doctor Risha Fennell and Renata O'Connor-Rose, four grand-daughters--Leah (named Leah after her grandmother, but pronounces it 'layah' not 'leeah'), the twins, Hana and Nora, and their little sister, Megan, two grandsons named Given and Benjamin.
His hobbies and interests include astronomy and astrophotography as well as electronics, computer graphics and animation, building globes of fictional and solar system worlds and science-fiction fandom, including costuming-masquerade.
Editor: the International Costumers' Guild Newsletter -- 2009-2012 President and Webmaster: Chicagoland Costumers' Guild web-site -- 2016-present Presented the 'cement overshoes' award on behalf of the CCG at 2009 Worldcon Windycon 2008 Masquerade Best in Show -- Windycon 2009 Masquerade Best in Show, Best in Class, Journeyman Division -- CostumeCon 2010 Outstanding Craftsmanship Award and Best in Class, Journeyman Division -- CostumeCon 2014 ICG President's Award for Outstanding Service to Costuming -- CostumeCon 2016 Award for Outstanding Performance in Masters Division
Retro Hugo Award Trophy given at the 2004 Worldcon in Boston.
Digital and Microprocessor Technology -- Prentice-Hall, 1/e 1983, 2/e 1989
(With Alan Wayne Chism) Lab Manual for Digital & Micro. Technology -- Prentice-Hall 1989
Understanding Digital Electronics--How Microcomputers and MicroprocessorsWork--Prentice-Hall 1984
(With Michael Gurrie) Voice/Data Telecommunications Systems -- Prentice-Hall 1985
Good Vibrations Book 1 of the HaChii Concatenation--Amazon Kindle Books 2010
Triroon Book 2 of the HaChii Concatenation--Amazon Kindle Books 2010
Protector Book 3 of the HaChii Concatenation--Amazon Kindle Books 2010
Murder on the Orbital Express Book 1 of the HaChii Commencement--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
A Blessing in Disguise Book 2 of the HaChii Commencement--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
A Parting of the Ways Book 3 of the HaChii Commencement--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
Commencement Book 4 of the HaChii Commencement--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
Critical Mass Book 1 of the HaChii Convergence--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
The Hearkening Book 2 of the HaChii Convergence--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
Conversity Book 1 of the HaChii Convergence--Amazon Kindle Books 2018
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