Stephen B. Shiring, EdD

  • Chairperson/Professor of Hospitality Management

    Stephen Shiring Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 15

    Phone: 724-357-2626



    Doctor of Education, December 1995

    School of Education, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Dissertation: American Hotel Keepers and Higher Education: An Early Era of this Emerging Profession.  Original scholarship in the field. No studies prior to this date had covered this subject.

    Master of Business Administration, May 1985

    College of Business, Management and Marketing Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

    Bachelor of Science, Food Service Management, May 1981

    College of Human Ecology, Food and Nutrition Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania


    Identifying and linking historical paradigm shifts originated by entrepreneurial innovations in food, beverage and lodging delivery systems to its enduring evolutionary effect upon contemporary hospitality business models. 

    Professional Affiliations

    • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Education. Shiring volunteers as a subject specialist for ACPHA serving as an on-site evaluator for hospitality and tourism management programs seeking accreditation.  
    • American Hotel and Lodging Association
    • Club Managers Association of America
    • Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
    • National Restaurant Association
    • Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association

    Awards and Recognitions

    • 2016–17 Outstanding Senior Teacher Award, College of Health and Human Services
    • Honored twice by the African Cultural Center and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, IUP, recognized by a graduating student for having a significant impact on his/her life, in 2011 and again in 2010
    • Recognized by Mark Anthony, director, and Deborah Saunders Stanley, associate director, Office of Career Services, as identified by two HRIM students, Hyeosub Kim and Doreen Gray, for having provided the greatest assistance to their education and career preparation while a student at IUP, May 10, 1999
    • Recognized by President Lawrence Pettit as one of the outstanding instructors whose extra effort and concern for students have made a difference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, December 7, 1998
    • Recognized by Moraine Trails Council, Butler, Pennsylvania, 2005 National Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, for serving as assistant scoutmaster, Troop 405, February 2006

    Scholarly Contributions (Selected)

    • Shiring has been invited by the corporate industry community to conduct employee training programs. He has presented at local, regional, national, and international educational associations.  A presenter at the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management annual conferences, he has shared his research interests with CHRIE members. 
    • Conference co-chairs for International Conference on Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management 2017, Toshi Center (Tokyo, Japan) from August 16 to 18, 2017.
    • Wang, Y. & Shiring, S., Sr. Cultural Representation Theory in Constructing Representations for U.S.A. in Chinese and U.S. Guidebooks. 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference. Beijing, China, June, 2016. 
    • American Culinary Federation, 56th National Convention Trade Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa., July 2006, Conference Theme: "Building a Better Business." Invited Presentation: “Fifty Years in Ninety Minutes: Experiences of a Professional Caterer.” Co-presenter R. William “Bill” Jardine, corporate chef, Foodservice Innovators, Inc., and successful entrepreneur.  Participants received a real-life look at the world of catering and “need to know” information about the catering industry.
    • Shiring, S.B. (2014). Professional catering: The modern caterer's guide to success. United States: Delmar Cengage Learning.
    • Shiring, S.B. (2014). Instructor's manual for professional catering: The modern caterer's guide to success. United States: Delmar Cengage Learning.
    • Shiring, S.B. (2014). Test bank for professional catering: The modern caterer's guide to success. United States: Delmar Cengage Learning.
    • Shiring, S.B. (2014). Twenty training videos for professional catering: The Modern Caterer's Guide to Success. United States: Delmar Cengage Learning.
    • Shiring, S.B. (2014). Video Interviews of catering professionals, The modern caterer's guide to success. Delmar Cengage Learning.
    • Shiring, S.B, Jardine, R.W. and Mills, J. (2001). Introduction to Catering: Ingredients for
    • Success. Delmar, New Jersey.  Lead author

    Other such publications of interests include:

    • Fred Harvey, American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999.
    • Before 1946:  Early Builders of a Hospitality Profession, Hospitality and Tourism Educator, 50th Anniversary Edition, Vol. 8, No. 213, 1996, Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Washington, DC.