Larry M Starr
My consulting has been in strategic management, health care, and higher education—with a focus on use of systems and design thinking and practice to better understand and to solve complex challenges. My management projects have been with for profit, non profit and government groups in areas including strategic start-up, development, and growth. My health care projects have included writing guidelines, position papers, and designing curricula for emergency responders and for use of medical devices. My higher education projects have included designing and building academic degree programs and communities of practice.
In 2014, I accepted an appointment from Philadelphia University to design then direct the interdisciplinary Doctor of Management program in Strategic Leadership. From 2002-2014, I was Executive Director and Academic Chair of Organizational Dynamics graduate degree programs at the University of Pennsylvania. Between 1984 and 2002, I held university appointments at Villanova University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I have also created and was part of the leadership for three companies and held positions as Corporate Director of Medical Research, Education and Training for two global medical device and education companies.
Born in Toronto, I earned a BA in psychology from University of Western Ontario, an MS in experimental psychology from Villanova University, and supported as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow (renamed, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), a PhD from University of Windsor in social-industrial-organizational psychology.