James J. O'Donnell

historian, professor of classical studies


February 26, 1950


O'Donnell has published widely on the history and culture of the late antique Mediterranean world and is a recognized innovator in the application of networked information technology in higher education. In 1990, he co-founded Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the humanities ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar on the work of Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students. He has served as a Director and as President of the American Philological Association; he has also served as a Councilor of the Medieval Academy of America and has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy. He serves as Delegate of the APA to the American Council of Learned Societies and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Delegates and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACLS.
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