M.S., State Univ. of New York (1984)
B.S., Univ. of Rhode Island (1978)
Michael O’Donnell is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Biology, and the Laboratory Coordinator for the introductory biology sequence of courses (Biol 182 and 183) for life science majors. He is also a member of the Health Professions Advisory Committee. O’Donnell's teaching philosophy is to get students to be active participants in the creative process of science. His teaching interests include inquiry-based learning, laboratory curriculum and development, introductory biology, and urban wildlife ecology. He is past President of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education. O’Donnell earned his M.S. in Wildlife and Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to coming to Trinity College, he taught at State Univ. of New York at Cortland, and served as an environmental consultant for several agencies in upstate New York.