1999 - present
- Father O'Connor has been executive vice president of the College since 1995.
- He assumed that position after having served as associate vice president for academic affairs in 1993 and academic dean in 1994.
- In those positions, he assumed responsibility for different areas of the College including admissions, academic affairs and student.
- Father O'Connor joined Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales as an instructor in 1974.
- He served as an assistant professor of philosophy and chair of the Philosophy Department from 1980 through 1987 at which time he was named associate professor and chair of the Philosophy and Theology departments.
- In 1990, he received the Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.
- Prior to joining the faculty of Allentown College, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy from The Catholic University in 1969 and 1971 respectively.
- He earned a second master's degree in theology from the De Sales Hall School of Theology in 1974 and in 1986 he earned his Ph.D., in philosophy from The Catholic University .
- He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1973.
- In 1982 he was elected to the 15th General Chapter of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Paderbom, Germany.
- He is the author of "A Dialogue Between Philosophy and Religion: The Perspective of Karl Jaspers."
- Father O'Connor is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.
1978 - 1999
- Born: June 9, 1929, Toledo, Ohio
- A.B. in Latin and Greek from Niagara University in 1954
- M.A. in Latin and Greek from The Catholic University of America in 1957
- Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963
- Studies in Roman Catholic Theology from DeSales Hall School of Theology in Maryland
- Ordained: June 8, 1957
- Taught Latin at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia from 1957-1958
- Dean of men and Instructor in Latin, French, and German at Salesianum High School in Delaware from 1958-1961
- Taught history at St. Mary's College in Delaware from 1962-1964
- Taught history at Oblate College in Maryland from 1962-1964
- Academic Dean and instructor in Latin and History at Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales from 1964-1970
- Vice President, academic Dean and instructor of Latin from 1970-1972
- Vice President 1972-1978
- Provincial, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province, Oblates of St. Francis de Sales 1972-1978
- President Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales January 23, 1978-June 30, 1999
- Planned the college's self-study for Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1969 when the college was first accredited and again in 1974.
- Served on numerous boards and committees throughout the Lehigh Valley.
" In many respects Gambet is Allentown College, having been a part of the school even before the first brick was laid in the cornfields of Center Valley." Katie Wang - Morning Call, June 13, 1999
1964 - 1978
- Born: June 27, 1913, Philadelphia, PA
- Graduated from St. Michael's Parochial School in Chester, PA, in 1926.
- Graduated from St. James High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1930. He won a four year scholarship to St. John's in Brooklyn, but he entered the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales instead.
- B.A. in Philosophy from Catholic University of America in 1936
- Theological Studies at Catholic University of America in 1940
- MA in Physics from Catholic University of America in 1948
- Ph.D. in Physics from Catholic University of America in 1951
- Ordained: June 9, 1940
- Taught mathematics and physics at Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia in the 1930's and 1940's. From 1943-1964, he was a professor of physics at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.
- In 1961, Rev. Joseph M. McShea, first bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, decided that the diocese needed a Catholic College and contacted the Oblates. He chose Rev. Dooling as the first president of the college. Dooling's created a college out of 400 acres of cornfields and $2 million. He was determined and brave. As President of DeSales University from 1964 - 1978, he continued to guide the college and its development. Its enrollment went from 156 all male students to 624 students and a coed campus with seven buildings.
- Dooling was head of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates from 1978 - 1984, and was chairman of the board of Allentown College from 1984-1995 when he retired.
- He died of a heart attack on March 7, 2001, in Villa St. Joseph Oblate Residence, Pittsgrove, N.J. He was 87 years old.
" Rev. Dooling, a softly speaking, relaxed man with bright blue eyes, a ruddy complexion and graying hair, is juggling theory with the hard facts of organization." by Albert Hofammann - Sunday Call-Chronicle January 17, 1965