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. She currently serves as the course chair for HADM 3650 Persuasive Business Communication for Hospitality Leaders. She is also one of the founding faculty fellows for the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.
Dr. Odom-Reed earned a Ph.D. in organizational communication from the Department of Communication at Cornell University and has taught courses in leadership communication and organizational communication. Her research is focused on communication (social) networks, leadership, teams, and distributive collaborative work.
Dr. Odom-Reed has corporate experience in human resources at 3M Company. With her strategic knowledge in this field, she 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 and inclusion at Cornell, Dr. Odom-Reed served on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and participated as a member of the Campus Experience Subcommittee on the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate. She currently serves as the Faculty Chair on the Undergraduate Admissions Committee at the School of Hotel Administration.