Ervin Starr, Ph.D.

Professor of Management; Director, Undergraduate Business Program
(585) 594-6937


Research Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Business Coaching


Dr. Starr joined Roberts Wesleyan College in July 2001 and is Professor of Management & Social Entrepreneurship and International Business. Dr. Starr has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

He brings over fifteen years of experience teaching and guiding college students. He has experience in launching ministries and businesses, as well as supervising programs and people. He coaches and consults with business owners, ministry leaders, and community developers.

Dr. Starr earned his BA in Economics at the State College of New York at Oneonta, his CAS in Theology at the Seminary of the East, his PhD in Organizational Studies at the University of Albany. An entreprenuer, he was a founder of Loflammes Inc. (furniture retailer), owned a real estate holding company, and opened the Snap Fitness franchise in Robert's home community. He and his wife trained and launched campus ministries serving throughout the Northeast USA.

Aside from a passion for God, his family (wife Carrie and three children), and golf, Dr. Starr loves to teach on leadership, strategic management, and entrepreneurship. He has been actively involved with our Enactus team, and enjoys having students to his family's home.