Mark O'Connell

Adjunct Faculty //
College of Computing and Digital Media
Mark O'Connell

Bio and Research Information

Mark O'Connell has written several episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” -- one of which, the DS9 episode “Who Mourns For Morn?”, was named by Hugo-winning science fiction writer Charlie Jane Anders as #72 on the list of the Top 100 Star Trek episodes of all time. Mark has had feature film projects in development with Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Launchpad Productions, Barcelona Films and Al Ruddy Productions. He currently writes the UFO blog "High Strangeness" at and made his reality show debut in 2015 on "Mysteries at the Monument" on The Travel Channel. Mark is writing “The Close Encounters Man,” the authorized biography of UFO scholar Dr. J. Allen Hynek, for Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, for publication in Fall 2016.

Professional Associations

Writers Guild of America, East, Inc.

Schedule for Fall 2019-2020

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