Home / People / Dr. Mitch Porter Dr. Mitch Porter Assistant Professor Quality Assurance Coordinator Education B.A., Double Major in English and Foreign Languages, University of Idaho, 2008M.A., Linguistics, California State University Long Beach, 2010Ph.D., Educational Research and Assessment, The University of Alabama, 2019 Professional Experience Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Alabama, 2017 – 2019Full Time Instructor, English Language Institute at the University of Alabama, 2014 – 2017Course Director, English as a Second Language Department, Full Sail University, 2012-2013Full Time Instructor, Beijing Language and Culture University, China, 2010 – 2012Curriculum Developer and Coordinator, Zhongjie Education International, China, 2010 – 2012Assessment Developer and Editor, National Education Examination Authority, China, 2010 – 2012 Dissertation Title The development and validation of a vignette-based academic grit scale Areas of Research Expertise Quantitative Methodology in Education and PsychologyPsychometricsAssessment DevelopmentNon-cognitive SkillsEducational Psychology Selected Conference Presentations and Publications Porter, M., Choi, Y.J., Tomek, S. (2018, April). Investigating the factor structure of the CES-D in an impoverished African American sample. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, New York, NY.Porter, M., Schumacker, R., & Tilford, A. (2017) Summary of evaluation presentations at AERA, 2011-2015. Poster session presented at the American Educational Research Association, 2017 Annual Meeting, Washington DC.Stager, C., Porter, M., & Swisher, S. (2015). Cultivating Student Success Beyond Proficiency: The Research Answers. Panel Discussion at AMTESOL, Tuscaloosa, AL.Porter, M. (2013). The use of iBooks and iTunes U in the classroom. Paper presented at the Sunshine State Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Orlando, FL.Wind, S. A., Hua, C., Porter, M., Stager, C., & Zhang, S. (2016). An updated version of Ben Wright’s “Method and Meaning of Measurement” infographic. Rasch Measurement Transactions, 30(3), ISSN 1051-0796.