Michael O’Donnell

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"Pay attention; stay curious; be kind."

Michael Edward O’Donnell
Assistant Professor of French
Department of Language and Literature

Educational Background
East Stroudsburg State University; California State Polytechnic University; Tangier Arabic Institute, Morocco; Indiana University; University of Virginia

Why UVa-Wise
I came……I saw…..I stayed…….I love it!

Advice to Students
Pay attention; stay curious; be kind.

Interesting Facts
Longest serving faculty member in Clinch Valley College/UVA-Wise history – 47 years and counting; published 2 books and counting.

Background

  • Pennsylvania, Irish Catholic
  • Perennial Senior
  • 2 years, Africa, Peace Corps
  • 50 years of world wide travel

Favorite Course to Teach
O’D 101

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Senior – East Stroudsburg State University
  • Lieber Memorial Teaching Award, Indiana University
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellow
  • UVa-Wise Faculty Grand Marshall
  • Lychnos Society – University of Virginia

"I came...I saw…I stayed...I love it!"

Michael O’Donnell
Assistant Professor of French
Department of Language and Literature

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