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Tina Starr

Senior Instructor I of Management

Affiliations: Management, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-346-8234
Office: Lillis 429



Tina Starr has worked for the University of Oregon at the Lundquist College of Business since 2011 and is currently a senior instructor I of management. She was the advisor to the Women in Business Club from 2012-2016 and is now a member of the Freeman Foundation Scholarship Committee attached to the Center for Asian Studies on the UO campus.

Prior to joining the University of Oregon and Lundquist College of Business, Starr worked in the United Kingdom from 1994-2010 as both a researcher and lecturer at Nottingham University Business School; associate professor of HR at Keele University; and as a visiting professor at the Leicester University School of Management and also the Manchester Business School - Worldwide Program. She continues to instruct on an ad hoc basis for the University of Nottingham in Malaysia and the University of Vienna in Austria.

Starr has several organizational interests, mainly globalization, international human resources management, and expatriate management. She has published in management journal articles and has an edited book chapter on the topic of expatriate research.

She obtained her PhD in business management from Nottingham University Business School, MSc in occupational psychology from the University of Nottingham (IWHO), and a dual-major honors degree in business psychology with psychology from the University of Derby.

In her previous life, Starr enjoyed a fifteen-year career in law enforcement in Southern California.

Degree History:
  • PhD, University of Nottingham, England, 2006
  • MS, University of Nottingham, England, 2001
  • BS, University of Derby, England, 2000
Previous Positions:
  • Adjunct Instructor, Management, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, 2010–2011
  • Research Fellow, Nottingham University Business School and Institute for Science and Society (Department of Health funded research project on the management of Children's Public Services Networks, equivalent $600,000 grant), UK, 2007–2010
  • Associate Professor, HRM/IR, Keele University, UK, 2006–2007
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Nottingham University Business School, UK, 2001–2006

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Areas of Expertise

  • Business management
  • Expatriates
  • Human resources management
  • International business
  • International human resources management

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Journal Articles:

Starr, Tina L., and Graeme Currie. "Out of Sight but Still in the Picture: Short-Term International Assignments and the Influential Role of Family." International Journal of Human Resource Management 20, no. 6: 1421-1438.

June 2009

Starr, Tina L. "Repatriation and Short-Term Assignments: An Exploration into Expectations, Change, and Dilemmas." International Journal of Human Resource Management 20, no. 2: 286-300.

February 2009
Book Chapters:

Starr, Tina L. "Intonations of Repatriation: A Discursive Analysis of Expatriates’ Talk of Work After Repatriation." In New Directions in Expatriate Research, edited by Michael J. Morley, Noreen Heraty, and David G. Collings, 185-205. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

May 2006


  • British Academy of Management, UK, 2009
  • Health Services Research Network and Service Delivery Organization Network, UK, 2009
  • Interorganizational Networks Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management, UK, 2009
  • Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, British Sociological Association, UK, 2008

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In the News

Business instructor Tina Starr was honored with the university's Thomas F. Herman Award for Outstanding Online Education.
"Most people don't like change, but I thrive on it," said Anne Marie Levis, MBA '96, in her keynote speech at this year's Women in Business Gala.