Dr. Debbie Howarth

Professor, Department of Marketing; and Faculty Director for Business Accreditation,
Johnson & Wales University

Contact Details

Johnson & Wales University


• Over twelve years of experience in the hotel industry – including sales & marketing, operations, and management. • Areas of teaching expertise include sales, marketing, advertising, and management. • Experienced in developing relationships between the college, its students and the business community. Specialties: Marketing Consulting, Strategic Planning, Networking and Relationship Building, Research interests include Second Language Acquisition, Instructional Design & Universal Design Techniques, and Educational Media & Technology Applications.


Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
EdD Candidate, 2016
Curriculum & Teaching: Educational Media & Technology
2007 To 2015
Dissertation: International Student Retention
Advisor: Dr. Philip Tate

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Masters in Hospitality Administration, 2003
Hospitality Administration
2000 To 2003
Dissertation: Sales Incentive Programs
Advisor: Dr. Gail Sammons

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, United States
BS, 1991
Small Business Management
1987 To 1991

Professional Associations

HSMAI Boston Chapter, Inc.
2009 - Present

Meeting Professionals International, New England Chapter
2004 - Present

Education Committee, Massachusetts Lodging Association
2003 - 2005

HSMAI New England Chapter, Inc. (Became Boston in 2009)
2000 - 2009

Honors and Awards

Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer Certification

Certified Hospitality Educator Designation
American Hotel & Lodging Association (CHE)

Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive Designation
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (CHME)

JWU: 1st Year Teaching Excellence Award
Johnson & Wales University

Marriott Faculty Internship
Marriott Hotels International