Vince O’Donnell

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Environmental Educator

Education Department


Education Department
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311

Interests and Expertise

Vince O’Donnell retired after forty-five years in professional science education at the secondary and community college levels. He is interested in herpetology and paleontology and maintains a live animal collection (mostly reptiles and amphibians) and an extensive collection of fossils from many expeditions within the lower forty-eight states. O’Donnell volunteers in the summers doing hellbender salamander research at Lycoming College.


  • M.A., Biology, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • B.S., Biology, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

O’Donnell has continued his education beyond his Master’s degree by earning 60 credits from various universities.

Professional Experience

  • Unionville High School, Unionville, Pennsylvania, 1993–2013.
  • Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania, 1990–2003.
  • Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, Pennsylvania, 1970–1993.
  • Archbishop Ryan High School for Boys, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968–1970.