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Julie O'Donnell

Director of Research, Child Welfare Training Centre
School of Social Work

M.S.W. Eastern Washington University, 1986
Ph.D. University of Washington, 1992

Biographical Information

Dr. O’Donnell’s areas of expertise include school social work, community schools, extended-day school programs, community mobilization, prevention of adolescent problem behaviors, leadership development, child welfare and program evaluation. She currently teaches school social work, thesis and community projects.  Dr. O’Donnell has been the principal investigator on multiple grants that have been funded by organizations such as the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, De-Witt Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation, California Department of Child Abuse Prevention, James Irvine Foundation, California Community Foundation and the Stuart Foundation.  She consults on and evaluates numerous projects that emphasize education and community development in low-income, culturally-diverse communities in the Long Beach area.

Julie O'Donnell

Office Location: CSULB Foundation - Suite #180
Phone: (562) 985-7372
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • School Social Work
  • Community Projects
  • Thesis Advising


  • School Social Work
  • Community Schools
  • Child Welfare & Child Abuse Prevention