Professor of Accountancy and Deloitte & Touche Faculty Fellow
Rehn Hall, 226A
Office: 618 | 453-1408
Dept: 618 | 453-2289
Fax: 618 | 453-1411
Dr. Odom is a professor of accountancy and Deloitte and Touche Faculty Fellow. Professor Odom is an enthusiastic and engaging instructor. "The professors at the College of Business are wonderful," said Justin Miller, recent graduate of the School of Accountancy.
"They're very knowledgeable and very sincere. They take time out of class to mentor you. Throughout my time at SIU, Dr. Odom took me under his wing and taught me about the real world, what it takes to be successful. He helped me get my job at Emerson and he helped me get an internship at Boeing so I can't say enough good things about him."
Odom returns the compliment. "The students here are wonderful. They want to learn and are willing to work hard to succeed," he said.
Odom teaches undergraduate and graduate accounting information systems, internal auditing, fraud auditing, cost, and managerial accounting. Dr. Odom served as Director of the School of Accountancy from 2004 until 2014. "The people I work with at the College are brilliant, cheerful and always willing to go the extra mile," said Odom. "I also love this region of the country. It's a beautiful environment."
Odom came to SIU in 1998 from The University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has also taught at Oklahoma State University and Central Texas College.
A native of Arkansas, Odom grew up enjoying motocross and drag racing but he didn't drag his feet in school. Odom earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Arkansas State University and a doctorate in accounting from Oklahoma State University. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Army.
- Internal auditing
- Fraud auditing
- Impact of new technology on accounting information systems and the behavioral implications of new technology on system users
- Specific areas of new technology including artificial intelligence, expert systems, image processing, electronic data interchange, group decision support software and the internet
"Profiling Cyber-Slacking in the Workplace: Demographic, Cultural, and Work Related Factors." Journal of Internet Commerce, (Forthcoming), with Joe Ugrin and John Pearson.
"CPAs and Electronic Survey Media," The Review of Business Information Systems, (2003, Volume 7, Number 1, 103-108). With Marc A. Giullian, and Michael W. Totaro.
"Web Assurance Seals: How and Why They Influence Consumers' Decisions?," Journal of Information Systems, (Fall 2002, Vol. 16, No. 2). With A. Kumar and L. Saunders.
"The Interaction of Elaboration-Based Expert Systems and Cognitive Style on Knowledge Development," Review of Business Information Systems, (Summer 2001, Vol. 5, No. 3).
KPMG Outstanding Professor in Accounting Award, 2002-2003 academic year
KPMG Outstanding Contribution to School of Accountancy Award, 2002-2003 academic year
KPMG Outstanding Contribution to School of Accountancy Award, 2001-2002 academic year
Selected as Deloitte and and Touche Faculty Fellow, 2001
KPMG Outstanding Professor in Accounting Award, 2000-2001 academic year
Selected by Deloitte and Touche and AAA to serve on planning committee for "2001 Trueblood Seminars for Professors" in Scottsdale, AZ,
KPMG Outstanding Professor in Accounting Award, 1999-2000 academic year
Selected as Representative to attend "Trueblood Seminars for Professors" in Scottsdale, AZ, by Deloitte and Touche and the American Accounting Association, 2000
KPMG Outstanding Professor in Accounting Award, 1998-1999 academic year