Starling David Hunter
Academic and consultant , Trainer at Join21
At present, I’m a partner with JOIN21 of Oslo Norway, where we develop software and solutions that help organizations work like networks.
By training I'm an organizational theorist with both an MBA and PhD from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
After completing my MBA, I worked in Human Resources in the Engineering Technology Division of Exxon Chemical.
After finishing my doctorate, I first joined the faculty of MIT Sloan School of Management. There I taught strategic management courses for students working on masters and doctoral degrees in the Institute’s many engineering, science, and technology programs. Many of them went on to join or found leading technology companies.
After leaving MIT, I joined the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, just outside of Dubai where I taught undergraduate and masters level courses in strategy, leadership, and organizations.
Next, I then joined Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business—teaching strategic management for MBAs in the USA and leadership for undergraduates at the campus in Doha, Qatar.
In my capacity as an educator and consultant, I have delivered executive education and leadership seminars for dozens of major companies and government agencies both in the North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
My main research and teaching interests concern the application of social network analysis to the study of leadership, organization design and performance. To learn more about my research, see the links that follow.
Before embarking on my academic career, I earned and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University and then was employed as an avionics engineer at the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington.