Quinnipiac University
William T. O'Brien

Professor Emeritus

Part-Time Faculty

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Liam O'Brien is Chair of the Department of Film, Television and Media Arts and is two-time Emmy® and many other award winning professor of Communications at Quinnipiac. He primarily instructs in the areas of production management, directing, screenwriting and documentary film.

Professor O'Brien's research interests include theatrical feature film, television and media production in Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States; propaganda and disinformation during wartime and natural history and adventure documentary filmmaking.

He has worked as a director and/or producer for Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting, National Wildlife Productions, Audubon Productions and CBS News and has served in a variety of production management capacities on over a dozen theatrical feature films.


  • BA, Fairfield University
  • MA, University of Rhode Island
  • MFA, School of the Art Institute Chicago


  • Film Television and Media Arts

Office Location

  • Comms, Computing & Engineering 265

Mail Drop

  • CE-MCM