Dept. Head, English
Anthony Starros began college as an Art major but finished with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 1999. During his last year of graduate school at CSULB, he won the James I. Murashige Scholarship for his short story “Papou.” He then worked as a freelance copywriter and began teaching at various colleges around the Long Beach area: Goldenwest College, Cypress College, Orange Coast College, and CSULB. He accepted an invitation to become full-time faculty at LBCC in 2002.
Professor Starros continues to write fiction and non-fiction alike, and he has had poetry and fiction published in various small presses and periodicals over the years. He still dabbles in copywriting, and, in the years since finishing graduate school, has rediscovered an interest in painting.
He currently teaches composition and creative writing, is the Faculty Coordinator for Online Education, Co-chair of the English Department Awards Committee, and Co-Chair of the Online Education Committee.