FoM welcomes new faculty member Ross Porter

FoM welcomes new faculty member Ross Porter

The Faculty of Management (FoM) is pleased to announce that Ross Porter joined us as a faculty member and has assumed the position of program head for the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management (BCom), in the School of Business.

Ross has had a long standing relationship with Royal Roads University, having served as an associate faculty member for several years and, since July 2015, as acting program head for the BCom program. In 2015, Ross was nominated for the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award. Ross comes to the Faculty of Management with many years of industry experience having served as a strategic advisor and consultant to a wide range of businesses (start-ups to large enterprises) and public and non-profit organizations. He has also served on a number of boards and advisory committees. Ross holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. In addition, Ross has a graduate diploma in theology with a focus on marketplace studies and continues to engage in ongoing professional and academic study in the fields of strategy, organizational leadership, business education and management practice. 

A unifying focus of Ross’ professional and academic pursuits is helping individuals, teams, and organizations bridge the gap between “promise and performance” and pursue more reflective and evidence-based approaches to performance improvement. Ross subscribes to the scholar-practitioner model and has an active interest in the use of scholarly research to advance management, leadership, and business practice. Ross was recently invited to become a fellow with the Centre for Evidence-Based Management and is looking forward to exploring ways in which business schools and management education can foster new modes of evidence-based practice as part of his doctoral studies and research activities.

We welcome Ross to Royal Roads University and the Faculty of Management team.