My areas of expertise include hospitality, sales, marketing, advertising and management. I have been a frequent resource for trade and consumer press covering hospitality trends.”

Debbie Howarth is a professor in The International Hotel School, where she teaches sales, meeting & marketing courses. She brings to the college more than 12 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Howarth has worked as a regional director of sales and marketing, general manager and director of sales for hotels in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.

In addition, she has served on the board of directors for several hospitality associations, as well as advisory and steering committees in the hospitality and tourism industries.


  • 1998: Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive
  • 2006 (Renewed 2011): American Hotel and Lodging Association Certified Hospitality Educator
  • 2010: Boston University Program Planning, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (P-PMME) Graduate Certificate
  • 2014 (Renewed 2016): Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International  Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer

Professional Memberships

  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 1995–present 
    Faculty Membership/Past President of Two Chapters, Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Meeting Professionals International, 2009–present
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2010–present
  • Massachusetts TESOL, 2012–present


  • “Chinese College Students, Pathway Programs & Social Integration Persistence Study,” 2017 TESOL Doctoral Research Forum, 2017. Author: Debbie Howarth

Sample Courses

  • HOSP 6900: Hospitality Capstone (Graduate Program)
  • HOSP 6526: Information Technology for Hospitality & Tourism (Graduate Program)
  • HOSP 5020: Strategic Marketing in Service Dominant Logic (Graduate Program)
  • HOSP 4015: Advanced Hospitality Sales Seminar
  • HOSP 3075: Hotel Strategy, Marketing & Brand Management
  • HOSP 2011: Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management
  • MRKT 1001: Principles of Marketing