Faculty Profile

LaRhonda Odom, PH.D.

Full –Time Instructor

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs

Social Science Building 139

912.358.3212

odoml@savannahstate.edu

 

Education

Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 2009

Master of Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA, 2000

Master of Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA, 2000

Master of Science in Secondary Education, Alcorn State University, MS, 1995

Bachelor of Arts, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS, 1991

 

Academic Appointments

Full –Time Instructor, Savannah State University

American Government, Introduction to Urban Affairs, Research Methods, & African American Politics, 2010-2012

 

Teaching Assistant, Jackson State University, Introduction to Urban Affairs (UA 200-02), 2004-2006           

Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, Introduction to Planning and Urban Development (URP 3000), Spring 2001    

Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, Fall 2000, Introduction to Planning and Urban Development (URP 3000)

                     

Instructor, Florida State University, Collective Decision Making (URP 4022), Summer 2000         

 

Research Assistant, Florida State University (Prof. Charles Connerly) 1999-2000     

 

Research Assistant, Urban Places Project, UMASS (Prof. Ann Forsyth) Spring 1998                   

Instructor, Alcorn State University Modern Social Problems (SY 417), Ethics (SS 397), The Family (SY 408), Sociology of Poverty (SY 349), Fall 1995  

 

Current Responsibilities

Faculty, Savannah State University

 

Selected Publications

Workforce investment:  Ideas from other states.  Mississippi Economic    Review and Outlook, December 1999: 36-38

 Katrina-Related Studies and Reports on the Web.  Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook, June 2006:36-39, (http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/urc/downloads/review/outlook_dec06.pdf)                                                        

 

Selected Conference Presentations

(Paper Presentations at Professional Conferences)

 “Black Women in Planning: The Experiences that Influence the Decision to Enter the Planning Profession.” Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Kansas City, MO. (October 2005)

 "Black Church/Black College Community Development:     

Adding to the Scholarly Literature."  Paper presented at the Association of

Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Baltimore, MD.

(November 2002)

 "Traditional Economic Development and Community Development: Theory Analysis and Applications to Community Development Planning Practice."  Paper presented at the Community Development Society annual conference, Cleveland, MS. (July 2002)

 

Membership in Professional Organization

Board Member, Serve the People, Inc/Served as Executive Director in

Education and Research Standing Committee Planning in the

Black Community Division, American Planning Association

Residence Life Search Committee, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Student Representative, Mississippi Chapter, Community Development Society (Member)

 

Services to the Community

Temporary Deputy Director, FANM/Haitian Women of Miami, Miami, FL.

Volunteer, Take Back the Land (Featured in Michael Moore’s film,

Capitalism: A Love Story)

Co-Chairperson, South Florida Chapter of the National Coalition of

Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA)