Donald Schoffstall


JWU Faculty Since 2012

Contact Info


About Donald

Donald Schoffstall (Dr. Don) teaches food and beverage management and general hospitality management courses on the JWU Charlotte Campus and graduate courses in management, human resources, and research online. He previously taught at the LCB Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh and online for East Carolina University. He earned his Ph.D. in hospitality management from Iowa State University focusing on hospitality education and hospitality human resource issues. He previously earned an education specialist degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree in instructional leadership from Robert Morris University. Additionally, he earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition and an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence.

Dr. Don has a diverse background throughout the hospitality industry working in both front and back of the house positions in various locally owned and nationally owned chain restaurants and other establishments over the span of 13 years. His expertise and research interests include hospitality education, food service management and operational issues and HRM.


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Ed.S., Liberty University
  • M.S., Robert Morris University
  • A.A.S., B.S., Johnson & wales University

It is your passion and hard work that will carry you forward regardless of what life may throw at you.

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and graduate courses in food and beverage management, restaurant and operations management, research and methodology, human resources management, and leadership and operational effectiveness.

Scholarly Interests

Hospitality education; food and beverage management and education, restaurant operations


  • FSM4061 Advanced Food Service Operations Management
  • FAM4160 Food & Beverage Strategies and Logistics
  • FM3001 Foodservice Management Systems & Human Resource Applications

Extra Curricular Roles

University Outcomes Assessment Committee
College of Hospitality Management (COHM) Outcome Assessment Committee
COHM Curriculum Committee

International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, director of education elected July ’21-’23
International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, chair of annual conference submission review committee, appointed 2016 – present

Professional Affiliations

International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
Society of Wine Educators
United States Bartenders Guild
Association for Career and Technical Education
American Culinary Federation