Education and Teaching
From 2004-2008, Starr served as Visiting Professor of Communication, University of California at San Diego (winter terms). He also is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, West Virginia University, (1976-2002). Starr has served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania (1969-76) and the University of Hawaii (1980).
Starr received his Ph.D. in Sociology at Brandeis University (1970), where he was an NIMH Fellow. He received his Ph.B. (with honors) from Monteith College of Wayne State University (1964).
Additional Training includes:
Leader, Conflict Resolution Delegation, South Africa, People-to-People International (2000)
Member, Pittsburgh Delegation to Cuba, U.S.-Cuba Sister City Association (1999)
Leader, Social Studies Education Delegation, Peoples Republic of China, People-to-People International (1998)
Member, U.S. Delegation to Vietnam, “Understanding Vietnam’s Historical Perspectives,” Council for International Educational Exchange (1991)
Participant, “Teaching about National Security,” U.S. Institute of Peace, Alderson-Broaddus College (1990)
Participant, “Teaching Ethics and International Affairs,” Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Yale University (1988)
Participant, “Workshop for Teacher Training Institutes,” Educators for Social Responsibility, Harvard University (1986)