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Assistant Professor

SAA MA Coordinator

Dr. Christa J. Porter is a fixed-term assistant professor in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and is coordinator of the Student Affairs Administration Masters program at Michigan State University. Dr. Porter has worked administratively in various Student Affairs functional areas at multiple institutional types. Her research interests consist of the socialization processes, achievement and identity development of Blacks throughout the P-16 educational pipeline, with a particular focus on Black undergraduate women. Dr. Porter received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services with a concentration in College Student Affairs Administration and an Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Studies Certificate from the University of Georgia, a Master's degree in Higher Education from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor's degree in Social Relations from James Madison College of Public Affairs from Michigan State University.

517-432-1519 cjporter@msu.edu