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David Olds

David Olds

Associate Professor

    Westlake Hall 340
    (309) 677-3242


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


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.


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


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


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.