Michael J. O'Donnell portrait

Michael J. O'Donnell

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Degree
B.A., Central College
M.S., Iowa State University
Office
OEC 122
Phone
(651) 962-5281
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5281
Mail
Mail 5013
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Courses:

Prof. O’Donnell, who came to St. Thomas in 1999, has taught a wide range of course, including Introduction to Communication and Journalism I, Visual Communication, Writing and Designing for the Web, Design Concepts in Communication, Magazine Writing, and Editing. 

Scholarship and service:

Professor O'Donnell is co-author of The Editor's Toolbox (Iowa State University Press), a textbook on editing with Buck Ryan of the University of Kentucky.  He has presented sessions for the National Student Press Association workshop, refereed conference papers for the Visual Communications Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and consulted on scholastic journalism with the St. Paul Academy-Summit School.

Professional experience:

Twenty-five years as a sports reporter, editor and page designer at papers such as the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa.

At UST:

Professor O'Donnell has been appointed chair of the Communication and Journalism department in 2016.

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 232 - 01 Visual Communication - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 201
CRN: 40659 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell Introduction to the history, theory and principles of communicating visually through art, illustration, photography, design, typography, film, video and other visual forms.

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COJO 478 - 01 Experiential Learning - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41243 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 256 - 01 Design Concepts-Communication M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312
CRN: 20583 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This course has been developed to provide students with an elementary understanding of graphic design elements and principles. Applied projects in typography and publication layout will be completed via the Macintosh.

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