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Dr. Edward O'Donnell - Columbus State University

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Columbus State University

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Ed O'Donnell

Associate Professor

Marketing & Management, Department of

Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 335

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing


Edward O’Donnell is an assistant professor of marketing at the Turner College of Business & Technology.  Prior to returning to the University of Akron for his master’s degree in Accounting and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Kent State University, he had over twelve years of project management experience in the aircraft and hydraulic industries.  After graduating in 2005, he taught doctoral courses in survey research methods and advanced regression analysis and participated and directed doctoral student research at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). His current research interests involve international product strategy, sales management, and inter-organizational business relationships.  He is a past recipient of Syracuse University’s Experiential Classroom Outstanding Case Teaching Award and the UTEP Best Paper Award.  He has research published in the Journal of Management Studies, the Marketing. 

Academic Areas

  • Marketing Management/Strategy
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Service Marketing
  • Marketing Research

Research Interests

  • Inter-organizational Business Relationships
  • International Product Strategies
  • Sales Management

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