Gerry Starsia

Gerald D. Starsia

Associate Professor (Professional)
Executive Director
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Dean's Office, Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 309
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.A., Hofstra University
MBA, University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Virginia Curry School of Education

Gerry joined the Curry School as of February 15, 2016. Previously, he served as the senior associate dean and chief operating officer at the Darden School of Business and as a member of its Technology and Operations Management area. From 2001 to 2013, he served in various roles at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce, including as senior associate dean for administration, with responsibility as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He also has served as executive director of the McIntire School Foundation and as a member of the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Foundation.

Gerry has a joint appointment as an associate professor on the general faculty in Curry's Higher Education program. At Darden and McIntire, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on project management and leadership and will teach in Curry's Higher Education department with a focus on Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2013, he received a teaching award from the Seven Society noting "...his balance between teaching, research and administrative leadership..." and "excellence in the fields of commerce and business."

EDLF 3420: Athletics in the University
Credits: 3
This course addresses the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university. With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on post-secondary campuses.
EDLF 5410: Strategy in Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of strategic management within the corporate, academic and intercollegiate contexts. Basic concepts and learnings in the area of strategy will be explored paying particular attention to higher education and athletics strategy and will cover fundamental strategy formulation i.e. planning, competitive analysis, market positioning; and the application of learnings to implementation.
EDLF 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 6040: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
Credits: 3
This course is designed for graduate students interested in enhancing their understanding of intercollegiate athletics administration. We will explore principles, techniques, regulation, and process related to the management of college athletics. It is important in today's dynamic environment of collegiate athletics that student's value effective leadership and management principles.
EDLF 8660: Leadership in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of, and principles related to, leadership in both the business/corporate and academic contexts. While there is significant overlap in these two industries, business and the academy, higher education has unique and complex challenges due to the design, nature, and current climate in the industry. The course will focus on leadership theory as the foundation for theory and practice.
EDLF 8801: Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Leadership
Credits: 3
Explores the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership within the context of education. Assumes that educational administration is fundamentally an ethical undertaking, or, as Christopher Hodgkinson claims, 'philosophy in action.' Readings, activities, and discussions are all designed to assist practicing and aspiring administrators, as well as other educators, in the explication and resolution of ethical dilemmas. Considers different moral positions and encourages students to examine both personal values and professional ethics.