Michael O’Donnell received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Minnesota in 1982. He worked for the Division of Nephrology at Hennepin County Medical Center in the field of kidney disease research until 2001. He is currently the Didactic Director at the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia in St. Louis Park, where he has taught nurse anesthesia students since 1983. Dr. O’Donnell was given the Didactic Instructor of the Year award by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 2006. He has taught the Psychophysiology course for the Counseling and Psychological Services program since 1990.