Peggy Odom-Reed

Senior Lecturer at School of Hotel Administration


School of Hotel Administration


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. Currently, she serves as 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 and inclusion at Cornell, Odom-Reed served on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and she participated as a member of the Campus Experience Subcommittee on the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate. She currently serves as a Faculty Admissions Reading Team Captain on the Undergraduate Admissions Selection Committee at the School of Hotel Administration.

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

In the news

March 08, 2019Celebrating International Women’s Day: Faculty reflect on their careers and share their best advice July 20, 2016Long-distance collaboration: Some Keys to More Productive Teams

Courses Taught

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