Dr. Bob Starr


Online, interactive technologies are routinely used in many sectors of society in this digital age.  From the early days of  ISDN (telephone-based, multimedia networking) to today's desktop video conferencing applications (Skype, Zoom, Vidyo, Webex, etc.), I have been fully engaged as a producer, technologist, and manager.  I combine my many years of experience in teaching television production, operating a regional video production company, and managing digital learning networks to provide my clients with practical guidance in the use of today's interactive, online tools.  Contact me to discuss your needs and how I may be able to help you optimize your online, communications activities. 

Some past and present clients:  

National Aeronautics and Space Administration,  US State Dept., William & Mary University, Rubbermaid, Rocco Turkeys, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Faraday Foundation & Studios, Midnight Science Club, ACE Hardware, Science Olympiad, SER National, Tucker Presbyterian Church, Sutton Westies, Equipping Leaders International

Consulting and Video Services:


I started Interactive Video Associates in 1985 when I was a video producer and Assistant Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  I taught video production in those early days and encountered several individuals in the community and beyond who were seeking someone to produce corporate training videos and commercials for their businesses.  I began with the name Independent Video Associates, but years later, when I changed jobs to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, I suspended my personal business activities.   I was a television producer for NASA and eventually helped start its Digital Learning Network™.  The DLN grew to include all 10 NASA Centers providing live, educational video conferences to students and teachers in the U.S. and beyond. In time, I  became the project manager of the DLN in addition to the NASA Classroom of the Future (COTF) and the NASA Educator Professional Development Network (EPDN).  

I retired from NASA in 2014.  Shortly thereafter, I restarted my old business renaming it Interactive Video Associates primarily because of the expertise gained in the use of interactive technologies for NASA while also earning a doctorate in Distance Learning & Educational Technology during my time with the Agency.  

Bob Starr, Ed. D.

Owner/Media Consultant