Dr. Russell Porter Named Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies at TAMUCT

Killeen, TEXAS— Texas A&M University-Central Texas welcomes Dr. Russell Porter as the new Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition, Porter will join the Warrior faculty as a professor in the School of Business Administration.

Dr. Russell Porter Biography:


Dr. Porter received his B.A. in economics from Binghamton University, an M.P.S. in health and human services administration from Lynn University, a Ph.D. in health service organizations & research from the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from the University of North Texas. He completed an American Council on Education (ACE) Post-Doctorate Fellowship at The College of William and Mary with his seminal project on strategic quality improvement modeling.

Dr. Porter has extensively written over 120 books, articles, or scholarly presentations at the international, national and regional levels on civics and civility, health ethics, healthcare outcomes, educational typologies and educational ethics. He has over $3.7 million in research grant support with 12 grants as PI or Co-PI. His recent grants include the assessment of Electronic Medical Records and Personal Health Records in low volume clinics with funding by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the structural equation analysis of West Virginia’s 22 state universities and colleges, and their impact upon students’ success & economic development.

Before his career as faculty and academic administrator, he was a Captain in the United States Air Force with responsibility for improving the efficient use of the Community College of the Air Force – Health Sciences budget in excess of $30 million; the Assistant Executive Director of Licensure, Regulations and Research for the Virginia Board of Medicine where he provided healthcare outcomes research for the Virginia Senate and improved regulations for 17 professions; and the Chief Executive Officer of a 190 bed healthcare facility with sub-acute to assisted living services.

Most of Dr. Porter’s community work has gone to non-profit organizations. He has served on several educational and cultural boards, including the chair of a regional Area Agency on Aging board, a regional Relay for Life board, a county level public health board, and honorary member of a local Rotary. He currently serves on the George Washington Institute for the Enlightenment Board to improve civics and civility education with Richard Dreyfuss, and Walter Washington – great nephew (7th time) of George Washington. He is married to Johnnie Porter, and has a son Brett, and his family attends the Presbyterian Church (USA), where he is an ordained deacon.


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