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Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
Eastman Hall, Room 2174

Professor Porter has a B.A. in Sociology with a Criminal Justice emphasis and a minor in English from the University of Northern Colorado; a M. A. in Sociology from New Mexico State University; and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Dr. Porter teaches a variety of courses in both the undergraduate and the graduate program. Some of the courses are cross-listed with Women and Gender Studies.  Dr. Porter is one of the faculty sponsors of the Criminal Justice Student Association.  Her research interests include interpersonal violence and intimate partner violence. Dr. Porter is the Undergraduate Program Director. 

Interests: Kayaking in the Genesee River and Erie Canal and attending Shakespeare in the Park and foreign films.

Positions held

Associate Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology - 2004-present

Courses offered

  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Theory
  • Minority Groups in the Criminal Justice System
  • Seminar on Sexual Violence
  • Field Experience

McQuiller Williams, L., Porter, J., & Smith, T. (2015). Understanding date rape attitudes and behaviors: Exploring the influence of race, gender and prior sexual victimization. Victims and Offenders.

McQuiller Williams, L. & Porter, J. (2015). The relationship between childmaltreatment and partner violence victimization and perpetration among college students: A focus on auditory status and gender. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 2304-2325.

McQuiller Williams L., & Porter, J. (2014). A comparison of Deaf and hard of hearing college students' experiences and risk factors of psychological and physical abuse. Sage Open Access.  Doi:10.1177/2158244013518930.

McQuiller Williams, L., & Porter, J. (2013) Dual marginality: The impact of auditory status and sexual orientation on abuse in a college sample of women and men. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22, 577-589.

Porter, J., & McQuiller Williams, L. (2011). Intimate violence among underrepresented groups on a college campus. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 16, 3210-3224.

Porter, J., & McQuiller Williams, L. (2011). Auditory status and experiences of abuse among college students. Violence and Victims, 26, 6, 788-798.

Klofas, J., & Porter, J. (2011).  Corrections and sustainable communities: The impact on local populations. Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, 11, 117-128.