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About David Donnelly

Recently named the Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Donnelly’s career in education spans undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.  He started his career with the University of Houston’s School of Communication, where he rose from Instructor to Associate Professor.  He later served as the Director of Continuing Education at Sarah Lawrence College, Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, and Dean of the College for Graduate Studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.  He has also served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the McGannon Center at Fordham University. Dr. Donnelly joined The College of New Rochelle as Interim Dean of the Graduate School in September 2015. In August 2016, he was named Dean of the Graduate School. and Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Donnelly has produced and directed numerous video productions, including Grading the Media (2009), which was broadcast on Connecticut Public Television, and Visual Velocity (2000) which aired on PBS Stations across the Southwest and at several film festivals. He has written extensively for newspapers and academic journals and has contributed chapters to eight books, including The Culture of Efficiency and Real Law@ Virtual Space.
He holds a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Maryland, College Park, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research areas include technological innovation, media forecasting, the future of higher education,  and the scholarship of teaching. 


Present Dean of the Graduate School, The College of New Rochelle

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