James J. O'Donnell

Professor James J. O'Donnell
Office of the Provost
Suite 650, Bunn Intercultural Center
Georgetown University
Washington DC 20057-1014
Voice: 202-687-6400
FAX: 202-687-5103
Internet: provost@georgetown.edu

Perhaps the only serving provost with a town in Texas named after him (we make, praeteritionally, no mention of the street in Madrid or in San Juan), or an article in WIRED quoting him, though his proximate ancestors actually hail from Castlegregory on the Dingle peninsula. Their coat of arms is somewhat distinctive. He has shaken hands with the occasional president and conversed with sages, but he grew up living next door to a rocket scientist at White Sands Missile Range and if you look at the map you can find Hawk Street at the upper left. Like Mr. Tolkien's hobbits, he is fond of stories he's already heard, and heard some jolly ones from his father at White Sands long ago. Only someone with a rare and fine knowledge of the history of the O'Donnell clan would know why this relatively famous landmark appears on this page.

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Professional History

1972 A.B. Princeton (Latin Salutatorian)
1972-73 studied at University College (Dublin)
1975 Ph.D. Yale
1975-76 Lecturer with rank of assistant professor of Latin, Bryn Mawr College
1976-77 Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin, The Catholic University of America
1977-81 Assistant Professor of Classics, Cornell University
1981-2002 Associate Professor to Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
1996-2002 Vice Provost, Information Systems and Computing, University of Pennsylvania

2002- Provost, Georgetown University