Santa Clara University


starbird_1634_sm-web S. Andrew Starbird
Dean, Leavey School of Business

Dr. Starbird is Professor of Operations and Management Information Systems in the Leavey School of Business, where he has taught since 1987. He has provided leadership in a variety of posts, including Director of the Food and Agribusiness Institute, a multi-disciplinary research program; Chair of the Undergraduate Leadership Team of faculty and professional staff; and Faculty Director for the School's Undergraduate Business programs.

He teaches operations management, statistics, and business analytics at the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA levels, and he also conducts extensive research in quality control and management, supply chain management, food safety, and contracting. He has published in Naval Research Logistics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

His scholarship has been recognized with a number of awards, including "Outstanding Contribution" to the Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics, "Best Article" for the Journal on Chain and Network Sciences, as well as four Leavey School of Business Extraordinary Performance Awards (for exemplary scholarship, teaching, and service), the ACE Outstanding Faculty Awards, and the Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award.

Dr. Starbird also serves the larger public, most notably as a long-time member of the board of directors of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. He also consults with companies as diverse as Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems and Fresh Express.

Phone: (408) 554-4148

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