Degrees: M.A. in English, John Carroll University
Expertise: Professional writing; Film studies
Clint O’Connor is the former Film Critic of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has been teaching at John Carroll since 2011. A professional journalist for more than 30 years, he has worked as a writer and editor for magazines, newspapers, and websites. Before coming to Cleveland, he was managing editor of the Washington Journalism Review in Washington, D.C.
Clint, who grew up in the Chicago area, has an M.A. in English from John Carroll, and a B.A. in English from Boston College. He also studied film history and criticism at the University of Southern California School of Cinema in Los Angeles. He has won several journalism awards, including Best Arts Reporter in Ohio from the Society of Professional Journalists.
He teaches “Advanced Writing: Film Criticism in the Digital Age,” part of the Professional Writing Track.