Howard W. Odum
|1909||Psychology||Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States|
|1909-1910||Sociology||Columbia University, New York, NY|
|1919-1920||Sociology||Emory University, Atlanta, GA|
|1920-1954||Sociology||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC|
Howard Washington Odum (May 24, 1884 – November 8, 1954) was an American sociologist and author, publishing three novels in addition to 20 scholarly texts. Beginning in 1920, he served as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, founding the university press, the journal Social Forces, and what is now the Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, all in the 1920s. He also founded the university's School of Public Welfare, one of the first in the Southeast. With doctorates in psychology and sociology, he wrote extensively across academic disciplines, influencing several fields.