Peggy Odom-Reed

Peggy Odom-Reed

  • Senior Lecturer

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Faculty Expertise

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


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration


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Dr. Peggy Odom-Reed is a senior lecturer in the marketing and management communication area at the School of Hotel Administration, where she teaches courses in management communication. Odom-Reed currently serves as the Faculty Chair on the Undergraduate Admissions Committee and the Course Chair for HADM 3650 – Persuasive Business Communication for Hospitality Leaders. She also is one of the founding faculty fellows for the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.

Odom-Reed earned a PhD in organizational communication from the Department of Communication at Cornell University, and has taught courses in leadership communication and organizational 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 also 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.

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Awards and Honors

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

Recent Courses

  • 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