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June 30, 2015

Starr, Barton
Professor of History
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
A.B., Samford University; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University.


Dr. Starr has served at PBA as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of history since July 2006. Prior to coming to Palm Beach Atlantic University, Dr. Starr was on the faculties of Lingnan University in Hong Kong (1999-2006), Hong Kong Baptist University (1983-1999) and Troy State University at Dothan/Ft. Rucker (1970-1981). At Lingnan University, he was the associate vice president and academic dean (humanities and social sciences), chair professor of history, director of international programmes, and head of the department of history. In 1978-1979, Dr. Starr received a Fulbright-Hays award and taught at Hong Kong Baptist College (now University). He also attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981 to prepare to return to Hong Kong where he and his wife Rebekah served as missionaries of the Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the author or editor of: The United States Constitution: Its Birth, Growth and Influence in Asia, editor (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1988); Tories, Dons and Rebels: The American Revolution in British West Florida (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1976); and Alabama: A Place, A People, A Point of View, collaborated with Daniel S. Gray (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1977). He is also the author of over 50 book portions, articles and reviews. His fields of expertise include the Loyalists of the American Revolution, and early Protestant missions in China.

Contact Information
(561) 803-2252
Office: Borbe
Campus: West Palm Beach
School: The School of Arts and Sciences History and Political Science (UG)


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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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