Daniel O’Connor is an adjunct Philosophy Professor at Hudson Valley Community College. He has taught courses in Philosophy and Religion continually since the 2016-2017 school year and is honored to have served thousands of students.

Daniel holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from RPI (Rensselaer) and has worked in the engineering industry -- including doing quantum beam research for GE Global Research -- before switching careers to obtain his Master's Degree in Philosophical Theology (2013). Since then, he has completed several years of studies so far towards his PhD in Philosophy.

Additionally, Daniel is a bestselling author and an international speaker. He has appeared on EWTN, LifeSiteNews, and various other media outlets.


Office: Brahan Hall Room 116. Office Hours: Varies by semester. Please see your course syllabus. 

Students should contact Mr. O'Connor using the email address posted on their syllabi.  

All others should reach out via Daniel's personal blog (www.DSDOConnor.com). Please subscribe there for updates

Daniel is the author of Thy Will be Done, which can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MC3F1TG 

Daniel's videos can be found at his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@dsdoconnor 

Students: Videos of some of Professor O’Connor’s Introduction to Philosophy Lectures may be found below. If you missed a class, please watch the video lecture here that corresponds to the material you missed, and fill out your class discussion sheets as best you can while you watch 

Note: These lectures were all recorded and uploaded in full 4k (2160p) resolution. I suggest you select that resolution for playback (with the "settings" icon that shows on the video) so that you are more likely able to read the chalkboard. If playback becomes choppy, you can decrease the resolution to make it smoother.  Also, click the upper, right-most icon on this video to see all the lectures that are available, as only the first shows up immediately below.

Partial Curriculum Vitae (Please contact Daniel if full CV is needed)