Doctor of Management in Strategic Leadership

Larry M. Starr Biography

Larry M. Starr, Ph.D.
StarrL@PhilaU.edu
215.951.5332

Larry M. Starr has extensive experience gained from academia and industry. Prior to joining Philadelphia University he held appointments as executive director, academic chair and senior scholar in the Organizational Dynamics MS and MPhil programs at the University of Pennsylvania. He had previously created and was the first director of the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) recruited from Villanova University where he had taught in the undergraduate and graduate schools.

Larry’s professional work included being founder and CEO of a national medical service and training company; global director of medical research and education for an international safety and health corporation; and managing director of a global consultancy. He has consulted with more than 1000 organizations and has been a member of Advisory and Board committees for the federal government, professional societies and academic institutions.

Larry has published and presented more than 140 academic and professional papers, book chapters and books. These cover a wide range of topics including systems and design thinking, education and test construction, conspiracy perception, decision making and problem solving, ethics and moral behavior, leadership, organizational coaching, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, hazardous materials emergency planning, and personality. He is the author of the national position statement, Automated External Defibrillation in the Occupational Setting, issued by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Born in Toronto, he earned a B.A. in psychology from University of Western Ontario, an M.S. in experimental psychology from Villanova University, and supported as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow (renamed, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), a Ph.D. in social-industrial-organizational psychology from University of Windsor.

See Larry's CV.