John DonnellanJohn Donnellan

John Donnellan


Professor of Business


B.A. American International College, M.B.A. Western New England College, Ed.D University of Massachusetts, Amherst



Business Communication, Business Math, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Retailing


Favorite thing about teaching:


Seeing positive changes in students at the end of the semester.

Teaching philosophy:


Make theory meaningful with real-world examples to which students can relate; replace "chalk and talk" with learning activities that engage students; superficially cover any material that students can read about in a textbook; cover in depth individual learning objectives that can be reinforced with active learning experiences; make learning about even the most mundane topics fun; keep telling students what they are learning and why.

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000