Brandon Howell

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Chair, Academic Council
School of Public Health-Bloomington
(812 )855-3102
PH 132

  • Nova Southeastern University, Ed.D., 2013
  • Stetson University, MBA, 2008
  • Indiana University, B.S., 2004
  • SPH T201 Tourism and Commercial Recreation
  • SPH T203 Intro to Lodging Managment
  • SPH T302 Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • 2016 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award
  • 2016 Active Learning Grant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Assistant Director, Indiana University Athletics Dining Services (2014-2015)
  • 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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Austin, D. R. & Howell, B. D. (In Process). Marketing recreational therapy. Perspectives on Recreational Therapy. Book Chapter 22.

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.

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.