Marilyn Odom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
What brought you to Belmont?
The opening of the School (now College) of Pharmacy brought me to Belmont. For years, I had been interested in pursuing employment at Belmont, in large part because of its Christian focus. However, the opportunity never availed itself. When the School of Pharmacy opened, I thought that it could be my gateway into the University and it was.
What’s it like to live and work in Nashville?
I love Nashville. It is a city that is just big enough. It is large enough to offer many opportunities to explore the fine arts, sports activities, and music of all genres. There are many activities that are family-oriented. Nashville is also small enough that travel is easy. Daily commutes are usually without delays and Nashville is served by three interstate systems (I-65, I-40, I-25) to make distance travel convenient.
What would you say to someone considering
joining the Belmont faculty?
Carefully consider what it is that you want in a place of employment. If you are looking for a place where you can freely express your faith as you accomplish your daily tasks and teaching, Belmont is a good choice. There is no utopia when it comes to work. However, being in an environment with like-minded colleagues can certainly be counted as a blessing and a benefit.