David Olds

Assistant Professor

Westlake Hall
(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 security, environmental issues in hospitality, and motivations of hospitality majors.


During his doctoral studies, Dr. Olds provided leadership as President of the Kansas State University Graduate Student Council.

Dr. Rachel Vollmer