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Barry K Shuster

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Adjunct Instructor- Hospitality and Tourism
(919) 530-6458
224 Student Health Building


Adjunct Instructor of Hospitality Law & Ethics


Barry is founding editor and an investment partner of Restaurant Startup & Growth, a monthly national management best-practices magazine for restaurant entrepreneurs, and the official publication of

He served on the board of directors of the International Foodservice Editorial Council from 2011-2014, and is co-editor of the National Restaurant Association Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants, 8th Edition.

His professional experience in the tourism sector includes eight years as chief marketing officer at Divers Alert Network (DAN), a Durham, NC-headquartered international research, safety and accident and travel insurance organization serving the scuba and adventure travel industry. During his tenure, the organization grew from $4.5 to $12 million in consolidated revenue.

Barry has taught hospitality law in the NCCU HADM program since 2005, and is an American Hotel & Lodging Association Certified Hospitality Educator. His past faculty appointments include adjunct instructor of hospitality law at East Carolina University School of Hospitality Leadership and adjunct assistant professor of Healthcare Law and Ethics at Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics.

Barry is a graduate of NCCU School of Law and is admitted to appear before all state and U.S. District courts and U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his baccalaureate from UC-Davis, MBA from Pepperdine University and Master of Science, Bioethics from Union Graduate College-The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Barry also has significant interest in clinical and research ethics. He serves on the WakeMed hospital ethics committee, and Copernicus Group and former employer DAN independent review boards (IRB), which are responsible for assuring protection of human subjects in medical research, and compliance with certain federal regulations.

“Well-managed foodservice, lodging and tourism operations are vital to the development of this region’s economy,” says Shuster. “They create jobs and play an important public health and safety role. NCCU offers the only four-year hospitality and tourism administration degree program in the Triangle. I want to see the program become the center of hospitality and tourism education and research for the region, and its graduates assuming hospitality and tourism industry leadership roles in North Carolina and beyond.”


MS Union College 2013
JD North Carolina Central University 1999
MBA Pepperdine University 1993
BA University of California, Davis 1980

Selected Publications

1. Shuster, B. K. (2014). Assessing Clinical Ethics Consultation Services via Structured Retrospective Interviews of Clinician Requestors. Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities, IV, 114-139.
2. Shuster, B. K. (2014). Frankly Speaking: Talking Points When Counseling Clients on Completing North Carolina Advance Directives. Prognosis, 30, 8-11.
3. Shuster, B. K. (2007, April/May). A Food Safety Emergency Contingency Plan. Restaurant Startup & Growth, 4.
4. Shuster, B. (2005). Proper Training and a ‘Culture of Care’: They Can Protect Your Business, Your Customers and the Public When You Serve Alcoholic Beverages . North Carolina Restaurant News, July/August 2005.
5. Shuster, B. (2004). Managing on the Firing Line: Ways to Avoid Liability When Terminating an Employment Relationship: . North Carolina Restaurant News, July/August 2005.
6. Shuster, B. (2002). The Good Samaritan Laws Help Ensure That Good Deeds Go Unpunished. Alert Diver.
7. Vann, R. D., & Gerth, W. A., & Denoble, P. J., & Shuster, B. (1995). Project Dive Safety: An Overview. Undersea and Hyperb Med. 1995; 22 (suppl).
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