About Me

Edward R. O'Neill, Ph.D. is the Senior Instructional Designer at Yale University in the new Center for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. O'Neill came to Yale from USC, where he supported multimedia literacy, emergency preparedness, research and program evaluation.

Before working at USC, he worked at Stanford, where he served as an instructional technologist for required undergraduate humanities courses and elective freshmen and sophomore seminars from across the disciplines. He has been implementing novel academic technology solutions in higher education for over 12 years. His experiences range from coordinating database-driven website projects to online video lectures to teaching multimedia production to undergraduates and graduate students alike. In addition, for the past four years he has been designing and managing online courses in film history and screenwriting for a California community college.

Dr. O'Neill was awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Media and Technology at Bryn Mawr College and a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Social Thought at UCLA. He has taught at UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz and USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Before working in higher education, O'Neill did marketing at Time-Warner and served as Assistant Editor of the MLA Bibliography.

Dr. O'Neill earned a Ph.D. from UCLA Film School and a B.A. from Yale College. He graduated from Yale cum laude with distinction in the theater and literature majors. He also studied instructional design at USC's Rossier School of Education and did graduate work at the L'Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales and the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Universite de Paris III).

Dr. O'Neill has written and published about American film and other topics in the Oxford History of World Cinema, the Canadian journal CineAction and camera obscura, among otherss. He has also written a book about photography in the age of digital media: Untitled (After Cinema), published by Slought Press of Philadelphia.


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