Bio (Ross Porter)
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 over 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.
Porter’s professional and academic orientation is interdisciplinary in nature. Porter is completing his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree through the School of Management at the University of Bath, UK. Porter holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Victoria, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science and Economics. In addition, Porter holds a graduate diploma (GradDip) in theological studies. 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.