Faculty Profile

Shawn McCloud

Shawn McCloud

Chair, MSM Programs

College of Business

(302) 327-4876

Associate Professor

D.B.A., Wilmington University

M.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University

B.A., Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


Dr. Shawn K. McCloud joined Wilmington University in 2020 and he is Chairperson of the Master in Science in Management (MSM) programs and an Associate Professor in the College of Business. 

Dr. McCloud began working in academia in 2014 with Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) where he was a full-time faculty member and Associate Director of their Mercer County College off-site location.  He possesses 25-plus years of extensive financial, marketing, and operations experiences in, and related to, the casino gaming industry where notable past positions included Senior Vice President of Analysis with Spectrum Gaming Group; Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis with The Cordish Company; and, Executive Director of Financial & Marketing Analysis with Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City.

Dr. McCloud completed his doctoral studies with Wilmington University earning a DBA and his dissertation was titled “Exploring attitudes toward casino gambling and visitation: Perspectives of Middle-Atlantic U.S. adults”.  He holds a BA in Economics from Stockton University (NJ) and a MS in Hospitality Management Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ).  He is also certified and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education to serve as a School Business Administrator.

Dr. McCloud resides in southern New Jersey with his wife and their two daughters, where he is also very active in volunteering his time and talents by serving as a board member and/or treasurer with a few non-profit organizations, as well as serving as the administrator of a youth summer swim team.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, being actively involved in his children’s activities, working out and he is an avid, competitive bowler.