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Political Science Faculty - Dr. G. Olivia O'Donnell

Professor

Dr. O'Donnell received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, where she specialized in American Politics and Public Policy. In addition to teaching political science, she takes an active role in the Gender & Women's Studies Program and its affiliated Gender & Women's Studies Forum of regular on-campus discussions.

Dr. O'Donnell teaches the introductory U.S. Politics course as well as Public Policy and Administration. Her seminar on Domestic Policy is one of the "capstone" courses political science majors may take to meet their requirements.

Dr. O'Donnell's research focuses mainly on American politics with an emphasis on public opinion, parties, and interest groups.

Gender Politics, another of Professor O'Donnell's courses, is also part of the Gender & Women's Studies curriculum. Dr. O'Donnell received the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award in 1999 and the Student Association President's Special Award in 2000.

Education

  • Ph.D. in American Politics and Public Policy, Cornell University, New York 

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to U.S. Politics
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Domestic Policy Seminar 
  • Gender Politics

Research Areas

  • American politics with an emphasis on public opinion, parties, and interest groups.

Recent Activities and Honors

  • 2000: Received Student Association's President's Special Award
  • 1999: Received Phi Eta Sigma's Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 1999: Organizer & Faculty Sponsor of Sigma Gamma Tau, a service fraternity at SUNY Plattsburgh

Contact Olivia O'Donnell

Office: 149B Hawkins Hall
Phone: (518) 564-5832
E-mail: golivia@aol.com