Management & Marketing
College of Business
Start Year at LSUS
Terminal Degree/Yr
Office Location
BE 318
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. David Fowler is an Assistant Professor of Management for LSU-Shreveport's College of Business teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in management and organizational strategy.  Before arriving at LSUS during the fall of 2023, he served at Lander University, a small regional South Carolina state university where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in management, leadership, entrepreneurship, and hospitality.  Before arriving at Lander in August 2020, he served as Chair of the Department of Business Administration at Newberry College from 2019-2021 and worked as an Assistant Professor of Management from 2018-2021.  He developed the institution’s first graduate offering in almost 100 years, an M.S. program in Organizational Development and Leadership, which launched in 2021.  Before his move to a full-time career in higher education, Dr. Fowler instructed organizational change to business professionals in a global corporate environment. He also served as adjunct faculty, teaching management and information systems in a culinary, hotel, and restaurant management program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Additionally, he consults with religious establishments experiencing organizational transitions and collaborates with numerous human resource development scholars focusing on leadership research.

Dr. Fowler is a scholar-academic with extensive practitioner experience working in diverse fields for over two decades. During his varied employment tenure, he managed teams ranging in size from four to over one hundred members in the information technology, customer service, and hospitality industries. His I.T. career focused on organizational business transitions and deployments, in a change management context, for a global Fortune 500 company. Dr. Fowler also served as an executive chef, working across the southern United States in hotels, casinos, restaurants, and country clubs.

Dr. Fowler received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development: Organizational Development and Change from the University of Texas at Tyler, M.B.A. in Management from Mississippi State University, B.B.A. in Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and vocational certification in Culinary Arts from Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana. His doctoral research and dissertation focused on transitional and transformational leadership within organizational change.  He is currently pursuing an M.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at New Mexico State University.


Research Interests

Organizational Leadership and Behavior, Organizational Climate and Culture, Organizational Development and Change, Operational Transition and Deployment, Human Resource Development and Management, Operations Management, Management Pedagogy, Business Ethics, Hospitality

Selected Publications

Fowler, D., Zinn, D., & Musgrave, J. (2024). Knowledge Management’s Impact on Customer Experience and Consumer Satisfaction in the Hospitality Sector: A Literature Meta-analysis to Identify Common Qualitative Themes. International Journal of Knowledge Management in Tourism and Hospitality, In press.

Zinn, D., & Fowler, D. (2024). Performing at the Highest Level: Does Stadium Elevation Play a Role in Home Field Advantage in FBS College Football? Journal of New Studies in Sport Management, In press.

Fowler, D. (2024). Experiential Learning, Graduation, and Job Placement: Perspectives of Culinary Arts Education Programs Using Dining Room Service Curriculum in the United States of America. Journal of Hospitality Application and Research, 19(1), 13-30.

Fowler, D. (2023). AI in Higher Education: Academic Integrity, Harmony of Insights, and Recommendations. Journal of Ethics in Higher Education, 2023(3), 127-140.

Fowler, D. (2023). Sysco Foodservice Distribution Company: An Analysis of Supply Chain Operational Competitive Advantage. Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems, 12(3), 12-22.

Fowler, D. S. (2023). Ethical Implications of Deceptive Earnings Management Practices. Business Ethics and Leadership, 7(3), 83–95.

Fowler, D. (2023). A Dialogue Concerning the Importance of Service Recovery in Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty in the Hospitality Industry: Utilizing Technology for Improvement. International Journal of Financial Studies, Economics and Management, 2(3), 17-24.

Fowler, D. (2023). Impact of Poor Service on Hospitality Industry Organizations: A Viewpoint. Tourism and Hospitality International Journal, 20(1), 95-102.

Fowler, D., Cheraghi, F., & Valverde, B. (2022). Ethical Leadership Concerning the Establishment and Promotion of Sustainable Tourism in the Hospitality Industry: A Review of Literature and Qualitative Analysis. Hotel and Tourism Management, 10(2), 121-136.

Fowler, D. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Hospitality Industry: A Brief Review of Current Academic Literature and Meta-Analysis to Determine Congruent Primary Qualitative Themes. Research in Hospitality Management, 12(1), 29-34.

Fowler, D., & Musgrave, J. (2021). Revisiting Carr’s Business Bluff: Opinions on the Ethics of Playing the Game. Journal for Markets and Ethics, 8(2), 1-3.

Fowler, D. S. (2021). Square Peg in a Round Hole: Are Small Liberal Arts Higher Education Institutions Prepared to Implement Lean Operational and Organizational Methodologies to Survive? Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 25(4), 8-10.

Fowler, D. (2020). A Case Study of Organizational Performance and Improvement Suggestions Within the Non-profit Religious Services Sector: A Human Resource Development Approach. Performance Improvement, 59(8), 6-11.

Fowler, D., Musgrave, J., & Musgrave, J. (2020). “A Traditional Protestant Church Experiencing Substantial Membership Decline: An Organizational Strength Analysis and Observations to Attend or Leave the Institution. International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, 23(3), 207-223.

Fowler, D., Stevenson, R., & Wilson, A. (2019). Customer Service Training and its Effect on Employee-to-Employee Relationships and Work Climate: A Case Study. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 2019(23), 1-12.

Fowler, D. (2018). The Search for Effective Church Senior Leadership During Organizational Transition: Parishioner Perceived Qualifiers for an Effective Senior Pastor. Theology of Leadership, 1(2), 76-95.

Teaching Assignments

MADM 301 – Principles of Management
MADM 429 – Training and Development
MBA 705 – Organizational Strategy and Policies