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Michael O'Connor

  • Senior Community Faculty


  • Doctor of Philosophy,
    University of Maryland, College Park Camp
  • Master of Business Administration, Business Administration and Management,
    University of Phoenix
  • Master of Science, Engineering Technology, General
    University of Saint Thomas
  • Master of Science, Project Management
    University of Wisconsin, Platteville
  • Bachelor of Arts,
    Metropolitan State University
    Century College
    Lakewood Community College


Dr. Michael O'Connor is Director of Strategy and Project Management with Medtronic Corporate Science and Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota (17+ years of Medtronic experience). He has over 34+ years of professional work experience and 29+ years of professional experience (mainly in project, program and portfolio management) in the medical device industry. O'Connor received his BA and minor in Project Management from Metropolitan State University. He holds graduate degrees in Project Management, Technology Management, and Business Administration. O'Connor earned his PhD in Civil Engineering, majoring in Project Management, from the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James School of Engineering. He was selected as an American Society for Quality Fellow (ASQ), a Medtronic Technical Fellow, an American Academy of Project Management Fellow (AAPM), an Association for Project Management Fellow (APM), and as a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow (BMES). He is a (PDMA) NPDP, (PMI) PMP®, PgMP®, (IPMA) IPMA-B certified, (IPM) CPD, (AAPM) MPM, CIPM and CPRM. He is currently on the Board of Directors as a Director at Large for the Minnesota PMI chapter and is the Medtronic liaison for the Minnesota PMI chapter. He is also the representative for Medtronic on the PMI Global Executive Council. He will be a Director at Large with the Product Development and Management Association in 2020-2023 and is a former Director at Large for the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). He is a Community Faculty member at Metropolitan State University, as well as an Adjunct Faculty instructor at the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, that is teaching graduate level Project Management, Portfolio Management, Project Capstone, Procurement, and Culture/Organizational course(s).

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