Current roles

Associate Professor and Hospitality Program Director

Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management department at Iowa State University (

Director of Member Services and Development

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (


Dr. Brown holds a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa in Management & Organization, a M.S. in Food Service & Lodging from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University. During his graduate studies, and now as an Associate Professor, he has researched a wide-variety of topics related to human resources and leadership within the hospitality industry. Dr. Brown has a strong background in quantitative methodology including earning a statistics minor with his doctoral work, and has used a range of statistical methods in current research endeavors. Dr. Brown earned a Teaching Excellence award as a graduate student and continues to emphasize the importance of providing a quality education to his students. Dr. Brown teaches courses in leadership, management, and human resources.

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