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D. Abbott Turner College of Business

Our mission is to create better futures for our diverse student body by producing a career-ready workforce. Our programs are in business and technology -- and where the two meet.

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Edward O'Donnell

Associate Professor


Dr. Edward O'Donnell

Dr. Ed O'Donnell

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 335
Phone: 706-507-8050
Discipline: Marketing


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Accountancy

Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing

Specialty Area


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


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


Edward O’Donnell is an assistant professor of marketing at the D. Abbott Turner College of Business.  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.