Susan L. "Sue" O'Donnell

Susan L. O'Donnell

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 503-554-2756
Email: sodonnell@georgefox.edu

I have been at George Fox since 2001, when I completed my PhD in Developmental Psychology at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I love teaching at Fox and hope to help students in their quest to "Be Known"! I particularly appreciate the exchange of ideas that goes on here, as we journey together in our discovery of creation.

Studying human development has allowed me a glimpse into the complexity and beauty of the greatest creation – the one that God said was "very good." While we still have much to discover, this discipline reminds me over and over of the tenderness and care with which we are made. I hope that I can share these glimpses with others.

I am here to help you succeed - just stop by my office and we'll chat (and maybe you'll score some chocolate - who knows?).


Research Interests

My primary research interests are in father-child relationships and psychosocial development, especially religious development. I have also looked at young children’s development of motivation and adolescent autonomy. However my favorite research projects are the ones done with students as they discover their own interests and passions.


Primary Teaching Responsibilities

PSYC 150 - General Psychology
PSYC 311 - Child Development
PSYC 312 - Adult Development
PSYC 314 - Adolescent Development
PSYC 360 - Learning
PSYC 391 - Research Methods
PSYC 450 - History of Psychology


Outside the Classroom

I am married to Sam, and have kids Mike, David and Kim, and Liz. In January of 2013, I became a grandma for the first time - just ask me about my beautiful, smart, and strong granddaughter! I love cats, photography, BBQs with students, and knitting. More questions? Just ask!


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