is Provost of Georgetown University. From 1981-2002, he was a member
of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author
of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace; Augustine: A New Biography; and
has published widely on the cultural history of the late antique Mediterranean
world and is a recognized innovator in the application of networked
information technology in higher education. In 1990, he co-founded Bryn
Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the
humanities ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar
on the work of Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students.
James J. O'Donnell Website.