Ross Porter

Assistant professor

Program head, Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management


Ross Porter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Business and the Program Head for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Entrepreneurial Management. Porter began teaching with the School of Business in 2012 and joined as a core faculty member in 2016. Porter is a seasoned scholar-practitioner and passionate educator with a long-standing interest in the intersection and integration of teaching, research, and practice. Porter was nominated for the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015.


Porter has more than 25 years of industry experience, having served as a strategic advisor and consultant to a wide range of businesses and public and non-profit organizations. He has also served on several boards and advisory committees. A unifying focus of Porter’s work is helping students, business professionals, executive teams, and organizations bridge the gap between “promise and performance.” As a scholar-practitioner, Porter is interested in how research evidence can be used to advance the state of leadership, management, and business practice. Porter’s scholarship focuses on ways in which individuals, teams and organizations can lead by example. His current research examines how business schools can live their learning and walk their talk by actively integrating and aligning their management scholarship, teaching, and practice.

Memberships and Committees

Porter is a fellow with the Center for Evidence-Based Management and a member of the International Centre for Higher Education Management and Society for Effectual Action.


In progress
Doctor of Business Administration

University of Bath, UK

Master of Public Administration

University of Victoria

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics

University of Victoria

Graduate diploma in theological studies