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 am the Faculty Advisor for Women on the Way on the Seminole Campus.


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.

3:30 pm - 4:30 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 - 3:30 pm
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Campus, PW 702F
9:00 pm - 10:00 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

Classroom Schedule

Classes shown below are for the current term: Spring Term 2015 (0495)

SYG 2000   #1127
SE PW706
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
SYG 2000   #1127
SE PW706
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Subjects Taught

Business Law, Sociology, General

Course Schedule

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

Summer Term 2015 (0500)
SYG 2010   Social Problems0849SEOnline5/18/157/24/15
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology0923SEOnline5/18/157/24/15
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology0924SEOnline5/18/157/24/15
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology1202SEOnline5/18/157/24/15
Spring Term 2015 (0495)
SYG 2010   Social Problems0691SEOnline1/12/155/08/15
BUL 2241   Business Law I1000SEOnline1/12/155/08/15
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology1127SEFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology2799SEOnline1/12/155/08/15
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology3106SEOnline1/12/155/08/15
SYG 2010   Social Problems3107SEOnline1/12/155/08/15
SYG 2430   Marriage and Family3108SEOnline1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
SYG 2010   Social Problems0855SEOnline8/18/1412/12/14
BUL 2241   Business Law I0960SEOnline8/18/1412/12/14
SYG 2221   Woman and Society1020SEOnline8/18/1412/12/14
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology1045SEOnline8/18/1412/12/14
SYG 2430   Marriage and Family1107SEOnline8/18/1412/12/14
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology1126SEFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
BUL 2241   Business Law I1360SEOnline9/15/1412/12/14
SYG 2000   Introductory Sociology2825SEOnline8/18/1412/12/14