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Starr McMullen Oral History Interview. September 4, 2015

Starr McMullen Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

September 4, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Starr McMullen (b. 1951) was a member of the OSU Economics faculty from 1980 to her retirement in 2014, serving as department chair from 2001 to 2005. An award-winning scholar of transportation economics, McMullen has also served on the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors since 2003. McMullen is likewise an accomplished violinist and fiddler, who won the 2014 National Senior Fiddle Championship at the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest. Her interview traces her work in economics; her institutional memories of the Economics department at OSU; her perspective on the struggles that women continue to face in academia; and her on-going pursuits as a musician.