Howard D Samb

Assistant Professor
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Management

Office: 447 Heritage Hall
Email: sambh@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

I am a strong supporter of Student Centered Learning and Team Based Learning. To be a successful manager in the golf industry you have to possess strong leadership qualities and the ability to be an effective active listener. These traits are enhanced by Team Based Learning. I am an advocate of students participating in various kinds of hands on team projects which not only enrich the learning process, but gives each team member a sense of responsibility to each other. I also spend a lot of time in class having students share the experiences they have gained through summer jobs and or co-op positions at golf facilities or related hospitality fields. This is extremely helpful in getting the students engaged resulting in an innovative learning experience.

Education

    • MS Training and Development
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Menomonie, WI, 2012
    • BS Business Administration
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Menomonie, WI, 1980

Courses Taught

  • GEM-101 Intro To Golf Enterprise Mgmt
  • GEM-201 Principles of Golf Ent Mgmt
  • GEM-207 Club Fitting and Repair
  • GEM-217 Golf Swing Analysis
  • GEM-301 Customer Marketing
  • GEM-349 Co-Op Ed Exp
  • GEM-449 Co-Op Ed Exp

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership, College of Management
    • Assistant Professor
    • August 2012 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Women's Golf Coach
    • 2008 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership, College of Management
    • Lecturer
    • August 2007 - May 2012

Industry

  • Titleist Golf Company
    • Custom Club Fitting Director
    • 2007 - Present
  • City of Lakeville
    • Junior Golf Camp Instructor
    • June 2007 - June 2008
  • Willingers Golf Club
    • Head Professional/General Manager
    • 1991 - 2006
  • Legends Club
    • Head Professional/General Manager
    • 1991 - 2001
  • Northfield Golf Club
    • Head Professional/General Manager
    • 1982 - 1991

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Conference Championship, WIAC (2012)
    • Conference Coach of the Year, WIAC (2012)
    • Conference Coach of the Year, WIAC (2011)
    • Conference Coach of the Year, WIAC (2009)

Professional Memberships

  • Golf Course Owners Association
  • NGCA Coaches Association
  • PGA of America

Service

Department/School

  • Committee Member, Personnel Committee (On-going)

College

  • Committee Member, Golf Enterprise Management Advisory Board (On-going)

University

    UW-Stout

  • Committee Member, Educational Activities Committee (On-going)

Professional

  • Member, Titleist Advisory Staff (On-going)
  • Committee Member, WIAC Women's Golf Coach Advisory Board (On-going)