- Connell joined the Winthrop faculty in 1987.
- Winthrop University Professor of Fine Arts Jim Connell feels honored to be “an outsider.” The first artist “outside” of North Carolina to be invited to participate in the annual Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational in Charlotte, that is.
Winthrop University, "Mint Museum Potters Invitational Invites First S.C. Artist Ever" (2015). Winthrop News 2015. 163.