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John O’Connor, M.S.

John OConnor photoOPWL Coach

Educational Background

  • M.S. in Instructional & Performance Technology, Boise State University
  • B.A. in Management and Organizational Leadership, George Fox University

Professional Experience

US Air Force – Federal Employee – Since 2009

  • Instructional Systems Specialist – (Curriculum Development and Program Management)
  • Areas I’ve supported: Intelligence, Linguist, and Healthcare


Program Specialist – (Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Project Manager)

  • Supporting CPI projects using Lean Six Sigma principles and techniques


Micron Technology – 11.5 years

  • Electronic Technician, Tool Operator, and Workforce Development Specialist


Non-Profit – Mission Aviation Fellowship – 2 years

  • Formative Evaluation, e-Learning course Development, and Course Analysis and Improvement


Transition to Civilian Jobs:

  • Several Temporary Jobs – 1.5 years
  • Delivery Driver – Janitorial Supply Company – 4 years


US Army 14+ years

  • Vehicle Maintenance Technician
  • Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor
  • Vehicle Maintenance Management

OPWL Classes Taught

  • OPWL 516 Foundations of Professional Development


Tales From the Field
Finding Causal Loops and Systemic Solutions through an Ethnographic Approach to Needs Assessment
by Erica Cormack, Diana Fenicottero, John O’Connor, and Glen Scott
May 2009