Barry Shuster (MBA 1993) has accepted the position of interim Chair, Department of Hospitality & Tourism Administration in the School of Business at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Durham NC.
NCCU is one of three University of North Carolina system universities that offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration, and the only such program in the state’s Raleigh-Durham region. It is the first liberal arts college in the U.S. established for black students.
Barry is founding editor and an investment partner of Restaurant Startup & Growth, an 11-year-old monthly national management best-practices magazine for restaurant entrepreneurs, and the official publication of RestaurantOwner.com. He is co-editor of the National Restaurant Association Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants, 8th Edition. He has been twice a judge in the restaurant concept business plan competition for graduate students at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Barry has taught hospitality law and ethics in the NCCU Hospitality & Tourism Administration program since 2005. He is an American Hotel & Lodging Association Certified Hospitality Educator, with previous faculty appointments as an adjunct instructor of hospitality law at East Carolina University School of Hospitality Leadership and adjunct assistant professor of Healthcare Law and Ethics in the MBA-Healthcare Administration program at Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics.
A former practicing attorney, in addition to his Pepperdine MBA, Barry earned a J.D. from NCCU School of Law and a Master of Science, Bioethics from The Bioethics Program at Union Graduate College-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is admitted to appear before all North Carolina state and U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he completed a two-year clinical ethics internship at University of North Carolina Health Care Department of Social Medicine. Barry consults as a clinical and human research medical ethicist in the Raleigh-Durham, NC community, serving as a community ethics consultant and hospital ethics committee member at WakeMed, a regional hospital and health system, and a member of Copernicus Group Independent Review Board.