Associate Director

MA, Museum Studies, State University of New York at Oneonta BA, Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Specializations : 
Museum Studies and American decorative arts, especially American furniture

University of Washington Museology Graduate Program Box 359485 Seattle, WA 98195-9485

Wilson O'Donnell has been with the Museology Graduate Program since 2001 and presents several of the Museology core courses. His career in museums spans nearly 30 years and includes work as curator, executive director and consultant. He is currently a board member of the Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT), a Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums.

Outside of his teaching duties, he has served as a museum consultant providing expertise in planning, project management, exhibit development, collections management, conservation, as well as exhibit and artifact research services to museums and other non-profits. His interest and research in the American decorative and folk arts, especially in the area of American furniture of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, resulted in his developing a number of popular lectures and classes.