Dr. Lisa McDonnell, MA, JD, PhD

Dr. Lisa McDonnell, MA, JD, PhD

Office Information

Seminole Campus
PB 702F
Sociology Professor



I am the Seminole/ECampus
Associate Professor of Sociology
and Law, Dr. Lisa McDonnell.



I earned my undergraduate degree in
Political Science and Law and Society with
minors in Criminal Justice and Professional
and Technical Writing  from
New Mexico
State University

My Juris Doctor was earned at the
University of Oklahoma College of Law

where I was also a visiting law student at

Oxford University in England.  I earned my
Masters in Sociology with an emphasis in
Criminology at New Mexico State University

My PhD is from  University of Arizona in
Teaching and Teacher Education
(Curriculum and Instruction) with
an emphasis in Mathematics Education
and Sociology of Education.  

Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy for on-line teaching includes emphasis on presentation, interaction and evaluation.  The delivery of instruction for courses I teach include visual materials, lectures and supplemental outside sources/references. This variety is used to support different learning styles. Interaction between myself and the students’ include both asynchronous and some synchronous techniques to help build an on-line community.  These include utilizing an announcement page, weekly discussion threads, e-mails and whiteboard for occasional chats.  These combined techniques will help develop deep levels of interaction.  Evaluation will include both formative and summative forms.  Formative assessment will include feedback on assignments such as homework.  Summative assessment will focus on the evaluation of papers and examinations.  
    When teaching on-line, students from every walk of life have an opportunity to learn and grow. As such, it is important to be flexible as not all people learn in the same manner nor do some require as much assistance as others.  Through the years, I have moved to a more student centered approach where I am no longer the “sage on the stage”.  I have grown to become more comfortable with my “guide on the side” role and have come to understand that I too learn from the students and that is an asset to my teaching.  Education is a life long process and we all are continuing to learn, grow and ultimately discover our place within the world around us. 


  • Star Gazing
  • Reading
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Aerobics
  • Weight lifting
  • International Travel
  • Dancing
  • Running




Office Schedule

Office hours by appointment.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seminole Campus, n/a virtual
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminole Campus, n/a virtual
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seminole Campus, n/a virtual

Tutoring Availability

See office hours.

Classroom Schedule

Classes shown below are for the current term: Fall Term 2016 (0520)

SYG 2000   #1010
SE PW705
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
SYG 2000   #1010
SE PW705
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Subjects Taught

Sociology, General

Course Info

= Lisa McDonnell has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Fall Term 2016 arrow 0520
  SYG 2010   Social Problems 0776SEOnline8/15/1612/09/16
  SYG 2430   Marriage and Family 0779SEOnline8/15/1612/09/16
  SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology 0938SEOnline8/15/1612/09/16
  SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology 0976SEOnline8/15/1612/09/16
  SYG 2430   Marriage and Family 0992SEOnline8/15/1612/09/16
  SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology 1010SEFace-to-Face8/15/1612/09/16
  SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology 2409SEOnline8/15/1612/09/16
Summer Term 2016 arrow 0515
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology 0076SEOnline5/16/167/08/16
SYG 2010   Social Problems 0676SEOnline5/16/167/22/16
SYG 2430   Marriage and Family 0677SEOnline5/16/167/22/16
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology 0747SEOnline5/16/167/22/16