Dr. Starks is the CEO of StarkSpeak, LLC, a for-profit career training company as well as Founder and Executive Director of Community Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc. (CEI), a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization started in 2005. CEI is dedicated to creating business and employment opportunities for urban residents. IdeaSpace will house CEI as well as StarkSpeak, LLC.
Karen Starks, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Starks has held teaching positions at universities in Georgia and Alabama. Her areas of specialty is public policy, ethics and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Starks serves on the BAE Board and mentors teens at South Gwinnett High School. She is the author of her self-published children’s book, “My Beautiful Brown Boy”, a true story of how she helped her four year old son affirm his ethnic identity.
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