Dean's Chief of Operations and Special Projects
Open Research and Contributor Identifier
Nova Southeastern University, Ed.D., 2013
Stetson University, M.B.A., 2008
Indiana University, B.S., 2004
- Bloomington Faculty Council Representative - Lecturer (2019-Present)
- International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education - Director of Member Services - Central Federation (2019-Present)
- White Lodging Faculty Fellow (2018- Present) and Dean's Administrative Fellow for Operations and Procedures (2018-2019)
- American Hotel & Lodging Association, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE®) (2017)
- Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2016)
- Active Learning Grant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (2016)
- Assistant Director, Indiana University Athletics Dining Services (2014-2015)
- The Walt Disney Company - Operations Management (2009-2014)
- Operations Training Manager, Disney's Animal Kingdom (2012-2014)
- Area Manager Restaurants, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (2010-2012)
- Guest Services Manager, Epcot and Magic Kingdom (2004-2010)
- Introductory Sommelier (2009)
My research interests include managerial leadership styles of those in theme parks, resorts, and restaurants; and how those leadership styles impact the employee experience, which in turn impacts the guest experience.
- Hospitality and event management
- Biohazard and infectious disease training in hospitality operations
- Restaurant public health practices
Naaman, K., Hu, C., & Howell, B.D. (In Review). Student perceptions of service-learning in a tourism, hospitality, and event management academic program: An exploratory study. Event and Tourism Review.
Jamieson, L., & Howell, B. D. (In Review). Target markets of Las Vegas, Nevada and its shift in marketing approaches: An exploratory study.
Howell, B.D., Le, A., & Gibbs, S. (In Review). Perspective from Conducting Infectious and Communicable Disease Education in Hospitality Organizations. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education.
Howell, B. D. (2019). Conducting Infectious and Communicable Disease Education in Hospitality Organizations Viewpoint. Event and Tourism Review.
Howell, B. D.(2013). An examination of demographic characteristics, preferred managerial leadership style, and managerial effectiveness of full-service lodging managers in Florida. (Order No. 3577376, Nova Southeastern University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 97.
Howell, B. D. (2019, February 25). Protecting yourself from opioid waste exposures and associated infectious diseases. Great Lakes Park Training Institute, Conference presentation.
Howell, B. D., Le, A., Gibbs, S. (2019, March 22). Perspective from conducting infectious and communicable disease education in hospitality organizations. International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, Conference presentation.
Howell, B. D., Knapp, J. S., & Smiley, D. L. (2019, April 1). Partnerships that work: Developing a career path through fieldwork, internship, and career placement. Cooperative Education & Internship Association, Conference presentation.
Omodior, O., Howell, B. D., & Jamieson, L. (2017). Conceptualizing the role of leisure in public health. The Academy of Leisure Sciences Research Institute, Workshop presentation.
Austin, D. R. & Howell, B. D. (2017). Marketing recreational therapy. Perspectives on Recreational Therapy. Book Chapter 22.