Tracy O'Connor

Tracy O'Connor

Tracy O'Connor

Education:
BSc with Distinction, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology (University of Calgary)
PhD Medical Biochemistry (University of Calgary)


Position:
Associate Professor


Office:  B344C
Phone: 403.440.6606
Email:  toconnor@mtroyal.ca 

 

Dr. O'Connor received a B.Sc. with Distinction in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary in 1978, and a PhD in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Calgary in 1994. She worked for three years in the field of neural stem cell research as a Research Associate for Neurospheres Inc. In 1998, she switched to a career in post-secondary education, teaching a wide variety of courses for several institutions, including Mount Royal, the University of Calgary, Athabasca University, and the Renert Institute.

In 2005, she accepted a tenure-track position with Mount Royal, where she has taught courses in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Introductory Biology, Midwifery, and General Education. Her scholarly interests include curriculum development, learning outcomes and student assessment. Dr. O’Connor served as Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences from January 2008 to August 2011, as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology from August 2013 to April 2016, and as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology from May to December, 2016.

Her institutional service record includes: Part-time Representative on the Mount Royal Faculty Association Executive, Chair of the General Education Standing Committee, Faculty Representative on General Faculties Council, Chair of the Learning Outcomes Standing Committee, Faculty Representative on the Academic Planning Committee, Faculty Representative on the Student Services Planning Committee, and Faculty Representative on the Academic and Student Services Plans Implementation Committee.