James Donnelly

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University at Buffalo/SUNY, Buffalo, New York
M.A. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
B.A. Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

donnell6@canisius.edu 3292 Office: CT 810

Jim Donnelly is interested in chronic health conditions, including autism. He is also interested in quality of life and research methods. His exposure to a great variety of study topics and methods provides examples (possibly even interesting ones) for students in his classes.


Faculty Scholarship Award, School of Education and Human Services, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY (2016)


Donnelly, J.P. (2017). A systematic review of concept mapping dissertations. Evaluation and Program Planning, 60, 186-193. DOI 10. 1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.08.010

Donnelly, J.P., Lopata, C., Jordan, A.K., Thomeer, M.L., Rodgers, J.D., McDonald, C.A. & Nelson, A.T. (in press). Informant Discrepancies in the Assessment of ASD Symptoms of High-Functioning Children with ASD Using the SRS-2. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling.

Lopata, C., Rodgers, J.D., Donnelly, J.P., Thomeer, M.L., McDonald, C.A, & Volker, M.A. Psychometric Properties of the Adapted Skillstreaming Checklist for High-Functioning Children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Published online June 7, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3189-y

McDonald, C.A., Donnelly, J.P., Rodgers, J.D., Thomeer, M.L. Lopata, C., & Jordan, A.K. (2017). Examination of correlates of adaptive behavior in children with HFASD using the BASC-2 Parent Rating Scale. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-017-3046-z

Trochim, W.M., Donnelly, J.P., & Arora, K. (2016). Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.