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Barry K Shuster

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Interim Chair, Hospitality and Tourism Administration
(919) 530-7835
225 Student Health Building


Interim Chair and Visiting Professor
Currently teaching Hospitality Law & Ethics and Hospitality Financial Management and Cost Control


Barry Shuster is interim Chair, Department of Hospitality & Tourism Administration. Shuster had served as an adjunct faculty member in the program, teaching hospitality law, since 2005. He is an American Hotel & Lodging Association Certified Hospitality Educator, with past faculty appointments that include 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.

Shuster 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. He is a previous contributor to the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association?s Law Review.

His prior professional experience also includes eight years as chief marketing officer at Divers Alert Network (DAN), a Durham, NC-headquartered international research, safety and insurance organization serving the scuba and adventure travel industry.

Barry is a graduate of NCCU School of Law and is admitted to appear before all North Carolina 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.


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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