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About Michael OConnor

Michael O’Connor, Retired Professional Civil Engineer (Maryland and California), M.ASCE, is a member of the ASCE Committee on Developing Leaders, History and Heritage, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (CEBoK), and Engineering Grades. Michael has been a practicing Civil Engineer with over 50 years of engineering, construction, and project management experience split equally between the public and private sectors. Programs ranged from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit district’s 1990’s expansions in the East Bay and SFO Airport at three billion to the New Starts program for the Federal Transit Administration with over a hundred projects and $85 billion in construction value. At the latter, he
also acted as source selection board chairman and program COTR for $200 plus million in task order contracts for engineering services. Working for the third-largest transit agency in the United States, the Los Angeles County MTA, Michael managed bus vehicle engineering for $1 billion in new acquisitions and post-delivery maintenance support for 2300 vehicles with some of the most complex technology (natural gas engines and embedded systems) in the US transit industry in the 1990s. Michael also has extensive experience as an instructor at New York University (five years), Howard University (four years), and California State University- San Francisco (ten years).


Present Adjunct Faculty Member, Howard University College of Engineering and Architecture

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Secretary- Engineering Economics division, American Society for Engineering Education
2018 - Present Committee on Developing Leaders-member, American Society of Civil Engineers
2018 - Present Committee on History and Heritage, American Society of Civil Engineers
2017 - Present COMMITTEE ON PREPARING THE FUTURE CIVIL ENGINEER, American Society of Civil Engineers
2017 - 2019 CE Body of Knowledge 3rd edition-Corresponding member, American Society of Civil Engineers
2017 - 2019 Engineering Grades task force, American Society of Civil Engineers
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Teaching Works (2)

Research Works (5)

Recent Works (2)

Research Work: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) (2)

Pre-publication drafts that have been approved for publication by ASEE.

Research Work:TRB (1)

Presentation:ASEE (1)

Powerpoints that Michael OConnor has created/edited.

Presentation: ASCE conferences (1)

Wikipedia articles first published by OConnor (11)

Articles that Michael OConnor has written as a first author.