Stephen R. Porter is working with Eastfield College. Dr. Porter is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult & Higher Education at North Carolina State University, where he also serves as coordinator for the graduate research methods sequence for the College of Education. He teaches courses in educational statistics, causal inference with observational data, and survey research methods. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester, with a concentration in econometrics. Prior to his faculty positions at North Carolina State and Iowa State University, he spent nine years in higher education administration in the field of institutional research, working first at the University of Maryland, College Park, and most recently as Director of Institutional Research at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.