Dr. Christa Porter Receives ACPA Award
Dr. Christa Porter, an assistant professor in Higher Education Administration, is a recipient of the 2018 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) College Student Educators International Emerging Professional award.
Each year, the ACPA honors five emerging professionals at a dinner fostering discussion of professional issues. The dinner is based on a tradition established by Professor Philip A. Trip and Ursula Delworth, creating an opportunity for junior colleagues to participate in an intellectual debate.
Porter won the award for her contributions to higher education. She is an assistant professor of Higher Education Administration and her scholarships include the development and trajectory of Black women in postsecondary education, college student development and critical qualitative inquiry.
She is being awarded for her exploration of identity development, which leads to the success of Black women entering into and pursuing higher education as students and faculty.