Peggy Odom-Reed

Peggy Odom-Reed

  • Senior Lecturer

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Faculty Expertise

  • Management Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Human Resource Management and Law

Contact

Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

607.255.4459

pro2@cornell.edu

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Biography

Dr. Peggy Odom-Reed is a senior lecturer in the marketing and management communication area at the Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration and teaches courses in management communication. Odom-Reed currently serves as the Course Chair for HADM 3650 – Persuasive Business Communication for Hospitality Leaders. She is pleased to partner with diverse industry leaders to offer an Ethics Board Project that aligns with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s ethics and integrity guiding principle, engaging over 200 undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 50 teams since the Fall 2019 launch. Odom-Reed is one of the founding faculty fellows for the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.

Odom-Reed's educational background is interdisciplinary, integrating psychology and organizational communication theories. She earned a MS and PhD in organizational communication at Cornell University and a BA in psychology at the University of West Florida. She has taught courses in leadership communication, organizational communication, and management communication. Odom-Reed's research is focused on communication (social) networks, leadership, teams, and distributive collaborative work.

Odom-Reed has corporate experience in human resources at 3M Company. With her strategic knowledge in this field, Odom-Reed is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She has offered leadership and communication coaching at Cornell University.

With her commitment to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, Odom-Reed serves on SC Johnson College of Business' Leadership Council on Combating Racism and Promoting Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging. She is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the Association for Business Communication. Odom-Reed strives to live diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages the members in her classes, school, and college to become an inclusive and belonging community.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Fellow, Founding Group (2016) Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Recent Courses

  • HADM 1650 - Business Writing for Hospitality Professionals
  • HADM 3650 - Persuasive Business Communication for Hospitality Leaders

Academic Degrees

  • PhD College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, 2007
  • MS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, 1997
  • BA University of West Florida, 1993