Roger B. Porter

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1946 –


Who is Roger B. Porter?

Roger Blaine Porter is an American professor currently serving as the IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University. He is the Master of Dunster House, one of the twelve undergraduate houses or colleges at Harvard. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Porter grew up in Utah, Iowa, and New York and attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for two years and was a member of the varsity men's tennis team before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United Kingdom. He received his B.A. from BYU and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow earning a B.Phil. from Oxford University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

He was selected as a White House Fellow and served as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the President’s Economic Policy Board in the Ford White House. He joined the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1977.

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Jun 19, 1946
Also known as
  • Roger Porter
  • Roger B Porter
  • Mormonism
  • United States of America
  • Brigham Young University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Oxford

on July 23, 2013


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