The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Claire Wolan-O'Connor
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Florida State University; M.A., Catholic University of America; M.A., Psy.D., Widener University.
Dr. Wolan-O’Connor has been pursuing a deeper understanding of the human mind since
she was first intrigued by the subject in a high school psychology class. A native
Floridian, she completed an undergraduate degree in psychology from Florida State
University taking as many electives in her major as possible to satiate her interest
in psychology. Spending time in Washington, DC, the Philadelphia area, and historic
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she applied her talents in diverse clinical and research
settings including hospitals, private practices, a community mental health clinic,
senior centers, and an animal research laboratory. Back in her home state, she is
now teaching the psychology courses that she enjoyed so much in college. Her husband,
Dr. Michael O’Connor, is also a faculty member at PBA in the music department. If
she is not playing with her young son, you will likely find her enjoying a movie or
television show looking for the psychology in everything.