Mr David O'Connell
David O'Connell's Citation
David joined QIT in 1971 with a BSc and DipEd, qualifications which would not even get him short-listed these days. As the years passed, he saw the need to upgrade, and so completed the MSc in Exploration and Mining Geology at James Cook University in 1980.
As he always saw himself as a teacher rather than a researcher, he undertook a part time BEd, instead of a doctorate, during the 1980s. He always received positive feedback from his students, which confirmed his view that it was important to be a good teacher, even at university level.