Judy Donnelly retired in June 2014 from Three Rivers Community College where she was professor of physics and technology for 36 years. With the assistance of an industry advisory committee, she developed the Laser and Fiber Optic Technology associate degree program in 1997. She served as program coordinator and taught the optics, laser technology and fiber optics courses in the program. Donnelly received the Educator Award from SPIE in 2003 and OSA's Esther Hoffman Beller Medal in 2012. She is a Senior Member of both SPIE and OSA and an OSA Fellow. Since 2000, Donnelly has been co-PI on six grants awarded to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program to develop curriculum and provide teachers/faculty with professional development in optics/photonics (2000-2006) and problem-based learning (2009-present). She is currently serving on several national/international workforce and education committees and as consultant to the NEBHE PBL Projects.
Problem-based learning in advanced photonics manufacturing: bringing real-world applications to the classroom
Professional development in photonics: the advanced technology education projects of the New England Board of Education