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Greg O'Donnell, Ed.D.

Director, ACE Principal Academy; Assistant Professor, Institute for Educational Initiatives

Greg O'Donnell

221 Remick Family Hall

Dr. Greg O'Donnell is the director of the ACE Principal Academy and assistant professor in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. He teaches courses in Human Capital Management, School Finance, and Transformational Leadership in the Alliance for Catholic Education's Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, as well as the research capstone for the Education, Schooling, and Society undergraduate minor.

Dr. O'Donnell graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Psychology and History in 2008. He received his M.Ed. from ACE in 2010, where he concurrently taught as a middle school teacher in Pensacola, Florida, before teaching high school English in Santiago, Chile. After returning from teaching abroad, Dr. O'Donnell supported the development of hundreds of Catholic school leaders through his role as associate director of leadership programs for the Alliance for Catholic Education, and completed his M.S. in Strategic Management from Indiana Univeristy's Kelley School of Business in 2018, before earning an Ed.D. Educational Leadership from Indiana University in 2021.

His research and scholarship focus on K-12 principal development and formation, specifically the role of coaching to support principals and system-wide organizational structures, with a focus on the role of principals as cultural and spiritual leaders of their communities.