O'Brien, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Arts, Sciences and Business
School of Arts, Sciences & Business
Caroline Hall (CHL) 104

School of Arts, Sciences & Business


  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Mass Communications, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • B.A. in Radio/TV Production (Honors), Southern Methodist University

Teaching Interests

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Media Technology
  • Communications Law
  • Media Management

Research Interests

  • Critical/cultural and historical study of animation
  • Social media technology


Dr. O’Brien recently co-edited and contributed a chapter in the book Social Media:  Pedagogy and Practice.


Pamela C. O’Brien (Associate Professor) most recently served as Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Communications at Bowie State University. She taught for ten years at BSU, during which time she created an undergraduate concentration in Emerging Media and served as Program Coordinator for the M.A. in Organizational Communication. 

Dr. O’Brien also taught for nine years at the George Washington University in the Electronic Media major.