Vince O’Donnell

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Vince O'Donnell

Part-Time 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.