Jim Donovan

Full name

James J. Donovan

Alternative names

Jim Donovan, James Donovan

Presence at Shimer



Notre Dame 1975


University of Chicago 1979


Waukegan-Chicago period faculty

Jim Donovan is a current member of the faculty at Shimer College, which he joined in 1999.

In 2009, Donovan joined with Beverly Thurber in starting the Quadrivium problem-solving contest at Shimer.[1]

In 2010, he co-taught the Morality of Capitalism course with Marsha Enright, which became a topic of public controversy during the crisis of 2010.[2][3]

Through his previous work at Abbott Laboratories, Donovan is an inventor on several patents, including "Confirmatory Immunoassay Using Microparticle Separation", 1990, US Pat. 5141848.

On February 16, 2011, Donovan delivered a lecture at Shimer under the title "What in the world is the 'What' in the world?":

Jim Donovan Lecture01:23:14

Jim Donovan Lecture




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