Claire StarryEducation

Ph.D., M.A., University of Washington; B.A., University of Santa Clara

Research Interests

Economic and financial analysis; business plan development for small businesses; forecasting; market research; transportation economics

Background

Dr. Starry has been involved in research and consulting activities for more than 35 years, working with clients in business and government. She was an economist and program manager at SRI International before starting a consulting company in 1993. Among her clients is the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, where Dr. Starry, a certified small business advisor, provides one-on-one financial analysis, market research, and forecasting counseling services to local businesses. She is an active member of the National Association for Business Economics and past president of its Silicon Valley chapter. She has published articles in several journals, including Business Economics. Dr. Starry joined Walden in 2003 and teaches courses in economics and international business and frequently serves as a subject matter expert in course development.