Bio (Ross Porter)

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Ross Porter


Assistant Professor and Program Head




Ross Porter has a long standing relationship with Royal Roads, having served as an associate faculty member for several years and, since July 2015, as head of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management program. In 2015, Porter was nominated for the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award. Porter joined the Faculty of Management as a core faculty member in 2016. 


Porter comes to Royal Roads with many 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 a number of boards and advisory committees. A unifying focus of Porter’s work is helping individuals, teams and organizations bridge the gap between “promise and performance.” Porter subscribes to the scholar-practitioner model and has an active interest in the use of research evidence to advance the state of leadership, management and business practice. Porter is particularly interested in examining ways in which business schools can lead by example and foster new modes of evidence-based and entrepreneurial management practice.


Porter’s professional and academic orientation is interdisciplinary in nature – leveraging learnings and insights from multiple fields of study. Porter is pursuing his doctorate through the School of Management at the University of Bath and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria (1999) where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics (1993). In addition, Porter holds a Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies (2010). 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.