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Michael A O'Donnell
Principal Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in Biology, Emeritus
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Trinity College faculty member since 1986
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Degrees:
M.S., State Univ. of New York (1984)
B.S., Univ. of Rhode Island (1978)

Michael O’Donnell was a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Biology, and Laboratory Coordinator for the introductory biology sequence of courses (Biol 182 and 183) for life science majors. O’Donnell's teaching philosophy is to get students to be active participants in the creative process of science, putting more ownership for experimental design and analysis on the students. His teaching interests include inquiry-based learning, laboratory curriculum and development, introductory biology, and urban wildlife ecology. 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.