Emily O'Dell is PHENOMENAL. She is everything that a professor should be and more. She is passionate, inspiring, and can make any subject interesting. Taking a seminar with Professor O'Dell is a privilege. Every class is fun and engaging, with lively discussion and lots of stories from her worldwide travels. She is incredibly intelligent and has a unique ability to pass on her passion to her students. There will not be a single class you sit though without laughter -- she is a wonderful story teller. There are also lots of options for class field trips (which often include eating food)! Simply put, if you have a chance to take a class with this woman DO IT.