Brad Odum

Professor of Health

Brad Odum
Email
bodum@kaskaskia.edu
Phone
618-545-3358
Location
Main Campus
Office
Professional Careers, PC 101

Year Hired
1999

Degree
Doctoral Program - Southern Illinois University
Masters of Science - Southern Illinois University
Bachelors of Science - Eastern Illinois University
Emergency Medical Technician
Associate's Degree - Kaskaskia College

Awards & Recognitions 
2002-2003 Student Congress Outstanding Service Award
2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010 Student Congress Outstanding Professor Award
Kaskaskia College “Make a Difference” Award

How do you inspire your students to learn? I try to keep my students’ interest by presenting from a realistic standpoint rather asking them only to learn lessons from the text. I believe that creating an atmosphere with honesty and candor greatly enhances student learning. The best compliment is when a student tells me they look forward to class.

What did you do before you began teaching at Kaskaskia College? I am a former substance abuse counselor for at-risk youth through the Illinois Department of Correction. I worked as a teacher for the Lincoln’s Challenge Academy in Rantoul, Illinois, an at-risk youth program run by the Illinois National Guard. I also continue my work in EMS, as I have for past nine years on a part time basis.

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