David Olds

David Olds

Associate Professor

    Westlake Hall 340
    (309) 677-3242
   dolds@bradley.edu
http://www.bradley.edu/hospitality/

 

Ph.D., Foodservice & Hospitality Management, Kansas State University
M.S., Foodservice & Lodging Management, Iowa State University
B.S., Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, Iowa State University

Biography

Dr. Olds is a former chef with over 20 years of industry experience in many types of foodservice operations. Prior to working at Bradley University, he taught hospitality courses and worked as a research associate at Kansas State University.

Teaching

Dr. Olds teaches classes in hospitality leadership, hospitality practices, and others for the program.

Scholarship

Dr. Olds' research interests include food safety and food security, sustainability in hospitality operations, sensory analysis of food, and consumers' food choices.

Service

Dr. Olds has served as the College of Education and Health Sciences (CEHS) Liaison to the Turner School of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, as a member of the University's Gender Equity Task Force, and as the CEHS representative of the University's Sustainability Minor Committee.