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Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

David Olds

David Olds

Associate Professor and Hospitality Leadership Program Director

    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 the Hospitality Leadership Program Director and a former chef with over 20 years of industry experience.


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


Dr. Olds' research interests include food safety, sustainability in hospitality, food defense, and hospitality education. More information can be found at:


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