Party affiliation: Republican
Counselor children's groups Gladden Community House, Columbus, Ohio, 1978-1979. Partial hospitalization counselor Columbus Area Community Mental Health Center, 1979-1981, residential counselor, 1978-1982. Graduate research associate department family relations and human development Ohio State University, 1983-1985.
Emergency services counselor Southeast Community Mental Health Center, Columbus, 1983-1986, director emergency services, 1986-1987. Program director, psychologist Southeast Counseling Services, 1987-1992. Psychologist Psychological and Counseling Services, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1989-1998, Richard L. Odor, Doctor of Philosophy, Inc., Reynoldsburg, since 1998.
President Achieve Performance Consultant, Inc., since 2002. Senior consultant The Global Consultant Partnership, Inc., Wayne, Pennsylvania, since 2003. Psychologist, clinical supervisor New Source Counseling Centers, Twinsburg, Ohio, 1990-1997.
Psychologist, owner Psychological and Recovery Services, Columbus, 1991-1994. Employee assistance program affiliate McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Columbus, 1992-1995. Staff Grant Medical Center, Columbus, since 1995.
Professional advisory committee Mount Carmel Behavioral Healthcare, 1998-1999.
Professional advisory board Central Ohio chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1995-1997. Certified national referee United States of America Weightlifting, Inc., since 1997. Member Interact Behavioral Healthcare (credentialling committee 1996-1998), Ohio Psychological Association, United States of America Weightlifting, Ohio State University Weightlifting Club (coach 1982-1985, faculty advisor 1984-1985), Rotary (board directors Reynoldsburg-Pickerington chapter 1992-1994, Paul Harris fellow), Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron.