Title and discipline: associate professor,
Office location: Old Main 409
Dr. Porter was born and raised in Montana and after starting her academic career studying
geochemistry, she switched to what came naturally, mathematics. She has always strived to help students love mathematics and statistics as she does. Following her husband, who had a long career in the
army, she studied and taught at various universities and colleges across the country and in Germany.
She has strong interests in statistics and linear algebra. Starting with her
Bachelor of Science in pure mathematics, then receiving her first
Master of Science in statistics, and completing her education with an
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in applied mathematics, Dr. Porter has a broad knowledge in several areas of mathematics.
Education: B.S., Montana College of Mineral
Science and Technology; M.S., University of Delaware; M.S.,
University of Alabama at Huntsville; Ph.D., University of Alabama at