English and Creative Writing

Thomas O'Donnell

Asst Professor of Instruction

33 E Congress, Rm 300
Phone: (312) 369-8253
Email: todonnell@colum.edu

Biography

Thomas O’Donnell received his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Florida State University in 1996. Since then, he has taught courses in rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, writing, advanced writing, and philosophy. His scholarly interests include speech act theory, pragmatics, intersections between philosophy and writing, and the unique function of fiction in exploring human consciousness. His work has appeared in College English and The Journal of Teaching Writing. He has recently completed a book: Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language Philosophy and the Teaching of Writing.

Degrees

B.A., College of Charleston 1986
B.S., College of Charleston 1986
M.A., Florida State University 1991
Ph.D., English Florida State University 1996

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