College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Bill O'Connor

  • Pronouns: he, him, his

  • Communications Director, Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy

Bill O'Connor

Master of Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, University of Tennessee


Bill leads the communication strategy for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA), which is a partnership between the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) and the Child Safety and Permanency Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). He has been with the University of Minnesota since 2005, initially working in the Orientation & Transition Experiences office. Prior to that he provided project management for the Family Services department at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Originally from Tennessee, Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Tennessee, and later a Master of Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.