CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 – The Illinois CPA Society recently honored Dr. Marcus Odom, a full professor and the Deloitte and Touche faculty fellow at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, with its Outstanding Educator Award. Dr. Odom was recognized for significant contributions to accounting education in Illinois through leadership, teaching excellence and active involvement in the accounting profession.
He received the honor on Tuesday, June 14 at the Illinois CPA Society’s annual Leadership Recognition Dinner in Chicago.
As a professor in the University’s school of accountancy, Odom teaches upper-level and master-level auditing, information systems, and managerial accounting courses. Dr. Odom served as the director of the school of accountancy from 2004 through 2014 and currently serves as director of the school’s Master of Accountancy program and its internship program.
Odom also served on the Illinois CPA Society’s Board of Directors from 2012 through 2015. He is actively involved in the American Accounting Association (AAA) in several sections, including the Information Systems (IS) Section, the Forensic Accounting Section (FAS), and the Accounting Program Leaders Group (APLG).
His primary passion is working with students – being a mentor to assist in their career pursuits.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections.