Barbara Porter

Associate Dean

Ph.D. English Literature. SUNY Buffalo

porterb@canisius.edu 2910

Dr. Porter serves as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and teaches in the Environmental Studies Program. Her teaching and research have long focused on the power of language and narrative in shaping identity and the role of nature and place in shaping those narratives. Her courses ask two critical questions: What are the dominant stories we tell ourselves about nature and culture and the relationship between the two? How do our stories impact our understandings of ourselves and our environment?

Awards

Canisius College Women's Studies Award
Canisius College Martin Luther King Award