James P. Donnelly


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., Downing, K., Cloen, J., Fragen, P., Gupton, A.W., Misasi, J., & Michelson, K. Development and Assessment of a Measure of Parent and Child Needs in Pediatric Palliative Care. (2018). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. doi: 10.1016//j.jpainsymman.2017.12.484

Seymour, C., Donnelly, J.P., & Lindauer, J. (in press). A clinically rich model in Physical Education Teacher Education. The Physical Educator.

Donnelly, J.P., Lopata, C., Jordan, A.K., Thomeer, M.L., Rodgers, J.D., McDonald, C.A. & Nelson, A.T. (2017). Informant Discrepancies in the Assessment of ASD Symptoms of High-Functioning Children with ASD Using the SRS-2. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling. doi: 10.1080/07481756.2017.1395706

Donnelly, K., Donnelly, J.P., Warner, G., Kittleson, C.J., King, P.R. (2017). Longitudinal study of objective and subjective cognitive performance and psychological distress in OEF/OIF Veterans with and without traumatic brain injury. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2017.1390163

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. (2017). 47, 2723-2732. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 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). Brief Report: Examination of correlates of adaptive behavior in children with HFASD using the BASC-2 Parent Rating Scale. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 1530–1534. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3046-z

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

Lopata, C., Lipinski, A.M., Thomeer, M.L., Rodgers J.D., Donnelly, J.P., McDonald, C.A., & Volker, M.A. (2017). Open-Trial Pilot Study of a Comprehensive Outpatient Psychosocial Treatment for High-Functioning Children with ASD. Autism, 21, 108-116. doi:10.1177/1362361316630201

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

McDonald, C.A., Lopata, C., Nasca, B., Donnelly, J. P., Thomeer, M. L., & Rodgers, J. D. (2016).  ABAS-II adaptive profiles and correlates in samples of children with HFASD and LFASD. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28, 769-783.

Thomeer, M. L., Lopata, C., Donnelly, J. P., Booth, A. J., Shanahan, A., Federiconi, V., McDonald, C. A., & Rodgers, J. D. (2016). Community effectiveness RCT of a comprehensive psychosocial treatment for high-functioning children with ASD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1247359

McDonald, C.A., Lopata, C., Donnelly, J.P., Thomeer, M.L., Rodgers, J.D., & Jordan, A.K. (2016). Informant Discrepancies in Externalizing and Internalizing Symptoms and Adaptive Skills of High-Functioning Children with ASD. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 467-477.

Lopata, C., Donnelly, J.P., Jordan, A.K., Thomeer, M.L., McDonald, C.A. & Rodgers, J.D., (2016). Brief Report: Parent-Teacher Discrepancies on the Developmental Social Disorders Scale (BASC-2) in the Assessment of ASD Symptoms of High-Functioning Children with ASD.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3183-3189. doi: 10.1007/s108030016-2851-0

Lee, G.L., Infranco, M., Dipeolu, A., Cook-Cottone, C., Donnelly, J.P., Janikowski, T.P., & Reynolds, A.R., & Boling, T. (2016). Concept Mapping Analysis of Social Skills Camp Experience for Children with Disabilities. Children Australia, 41, 16-28. doi: 10.1017/cha.2015.41

Dipeolu, A., Cook-Cottone, C., Lee, G.L., Donnelly, J.P., Janikowski, T.P., Reynolds, A.R. & Boling, T., (2016). A Concept Map of Campers’ Perceptions of Camp Experience: Implications for the Practice of Family Therapy. The Family Journal, 24, 182-189. doi:10.1177/1066480716628566

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M.L., Rodgers, J.D., Donnelly, J.P., & McDonald, C.A. (2016).  RCT of Mind Reading as a Component of a Psychosocial Treatment for High Functioning Children with ASD. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 21, 25-36. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.09.003