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Kamaria B. Porter

Kamaria B. Porter

Assistant Professor of Education

Education Policy Studies

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Professional Bio

Assistant Professor of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Porter received her doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Porter’s research examines gender and racial inequities in higher education, particularly university response to sexual assault, graduate education, and faculty experiences. At Michigan, Porter was the Lab Manager for the University Responses to Sexual Assault (URSA) Project. The URSA Project is based on an in-depth policy analysis of 381 university sexual misconduct policies. Before graduate school, she worked as a community organizer in Chicago, focusing on expanding health care access and affordable housing. While earning her Masters in Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago, she trained to be a rape survivor crisis counselor, assisting survivors and their families in ERs as they navigated complex medical and legal decisions. Dr. Porter teaches courses at Penn State University on Critical Issues in Higher Education, Organizational Theory, and Qualitative Methods in Education.

Research Interests

Racial and Gender Inequities in Higher Education