Julie O'Donnell

Dr. O’Donnell’s areas of expertise include school social work, community school, out-of-school programs, community mobilization, child welfare and prevention of adolescent problem behaviors.  She has been the principal investigator on multiple grants 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, Stuart Foundation, and the U. S. Department of Education. Dr. O’Donnell is also the CSULB Research Representation for the University Consortium for Children and Families.


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

  • School Social Work
  • Community Schools
  • Positive Youth Development/Out-of-School Programs
  • Community Mobilization & Development
  • Child Welfare

  • School Social Work
  • Research Methods II
  • Advanced Research Projects I & II
  • Thesis