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Title: Program Director, Hospitality Management and Associate Professor
Department: Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

Office: 18B MacKay, Ames, IA 50011-1078
Phone number: +1 (515) 2948474
Email: ebrown@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Turnover
  • Education
  • Leadership

Published works

Dr. Brown holds a B.B.A from 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 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 while teaching 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 and serves as the Program Director for Hospitality Management.


  • AESHM 211 - Leadership Experiences and Development
  • AESHM 281/381 - Exploring Hospitality and Event Management in the Arabic World (Dubai and Abu Dhabi Study Abroad)
  • AESHM 287 - Principles of Management in Human Sciences
  • AESHM 438 - Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry 
  • HSP M 439 - Advanced Hospitality Human Resource Management
  • HSP M 506 - Current Issues in Hospitality
  • HSP M 538 - Human Resources Development in Hospitality Organizations
  • HSP M 604 - Professional Writing

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