Karen Porter

Professor Sociology
Social Sciences
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Olin Building, Room 208B
fporterk@alfred.edu
607-871-2215

Education

  • BA: Summa Cum Laude, Sociology and Anthropology, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1978
  • MA: Sociology, Syracuse University, 1980
  • PhD: Sociology, Syracuse University, 1985

Awards/Honors

Alfred University Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997, 2000, 2004
Alfred University, Abigail Allen Award, 2000
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 4th and 5th Editions, 1996 and 1997

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems ,
  • New York State Sociological Association,

Professional Experience

Professor, Alfred University, (September 1998 to present).

Director, Criminal Justice Studies Program, Alfred University (July 2014 to present)

Chairperson, Division of Social Sciences, Alfred University (July 2011 to June 2017)

Member, Rural Justice Institute, Alfred University (September 2001 to present).

Director, Women's Studies Program, Alfred University (January 1995 to May 1999).

Associate Professor of Sociology, Alfred University (September 1991 to August 1998).

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Alfred University (September 1986 to August 1991).

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Le Moyne College (September 1985 to August 1986).

Research Associate, Health and Society Program (formerly the Health Studies Program), The Maxwell School, Syracuse University (September 1983 to 1985).

Project Manager, Regional Perinatal Services Project, Health Studies Program, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University (September 1983 to August 1985).

Senior Research Assistant, Regional Perinatal Services Project,Health Studies Program (September 1982 to August 1983).

Senior Research Assistant, Displaced Homemakers Project, Health Studies Program, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University (September 1980 to August 1982).

Research Assistant, Displaced Homemakers Project, Health Studies Program, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University (September 1979 to August 1980).

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Syracuse University (September 1978 to May 1979).