Contact Information:
Department of Political Science
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97276
Waco, Texas 76798


Curriculum Vitae

James Odom

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

B.A., Religion and Economics, Baylor University, 1994
M.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1996

James entered the PhD program in the fall of 2010. His areas of interest are American politics, constitutional law, and political theory. James' past work experience includes serving as a foreign policy and national defense aide to then-Senator John Ashcroft, running for public office in his native state of Oklahoma, and managing Baylor University's governmental relations. Most recently, he has owned a small business and developed the legal structure of the Wilberforce and Lincoln Center, a nonprofit devoted to informing religious organizations about public policy issues. Odom and his wife, Wendy, have a 20-month old son named Isaac who exercises judicial review over the acts of the Odom household.