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Bryan E. Porter, Ph.D.

  • Bryan E. Porter, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 134b Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4458
  • bporter@odu.edu
  • Education

    University Of Memphis, 1996
    Major: Experimental Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University Of Memphis, 1994
    Major: General Experimental Psychology
    Degree: M.S.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Licensures and Certifications

  • Expertise

    Driving Safety
    Road Rage and Aggressive Driving / Red-Light Running / Following Too Close (Tailgating) / Pedestrian Safety / Safety Restraint Use / General Traffic Safety / Community Behavior Change Methods/ Injury Control Interventions
    Psychology
    Road Rage and Aggressive Driving / Red-Light Running / Following Too Close (Tailgating) / Pedestrian Safety / Safety Restraint Use / General Traffic Safety / Community Behavior Change Methods/ Injury Control Interventions
    Road Rage
    Road Rage and Aggressive Driving / Red-Light Running / Following Too Close (Tailgating) / Pedestrian Safety / Safety Restraint Use / General Traffic Safety / Community Behavior Change Methods/ Injury Control Interventions
    Traffic Issues
    Road Rage and Aggressive Driving / Red-Light Running / Following Too Close (Tailgating) / Pedestrian Safety / Safety Restraint Use / General Traffic Safety / Community Behavior Change Methods/ Injury Control Interventions
    Transportation
    Road Rage and Aggressive Driving / Red-Light Running / Following Too Close (Tailgating) / Pedestrian Safety / Safety Restraint Use / General Traffic Safety / Community Behavior Change Methods/ Injury Control Interventions
  • 2009: Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: John T. Hanna Award for traffic safety excellence, DRIVE SAFE Hampton Roads
  • 2006: University Professor distinction , Old Dominion University
  • 2005: September Faculty of the Month Award, Student Activities and Leadership Staff of Old Dominion University
  • 2005: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 2004: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 2003: Nominated by ODU Psychology for the TIAA-CREF 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2002: Nominated by ODU Psychology and ODU at-large for the SCHEV 2003 Outstanding Faculty Award (University Finalist)
  • 2002: Outstanding Teacher of the Year , Student Disability Services, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Inspirational Faculty Member to Fall Commencement’s University Scholar and College of Sciences Honor Graduate , Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Red light running research profiled in ODU’s research magazine, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Research Fellow of the Social Science Research Center, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Guest Coach, Old Dominion University Monarch men’s basketball team
  • 2000: inspirational faculty member , newly-inducted “Who’s Who” student
  • 2000: President’s breakfast for faculty/staff , Old Dominion University
  • 1999: Teaching profiled in ODU’s College of Sciences magazine, Old Dominion University
  • 1998: Awarded $1,500 by the Dean of the College of Sciences to continue implementing technology into courses being taught, Old Dominion University
  • 1998: Community traffic-safety program award for efforts to understand aggressive driving and roadrage , DRIVE SMART Hampton Roads
  • 1998: John T. Hanna Award for traffic safety excellence, Concerned Citizens Advocating Traffic Safety
  • 1998: Psi Chi/Association of Psychology Students’ Outstanding Faculty Award, Psi Chi/Association of Psychology Students, Old Dominion University
  • 1998: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 1997: Community traffic-safety program award for efforts to reduce red-light running, DRIVE SMART Hampton Roads
  • 1997: Psi Chi/Association of Psychology Students’ Outstanding Faculty Award, Psi Chi/Association of Psychology Students, Old Dominion University
  • 1994: Van Vleet Memorial Doctoral Fellowship , The University of Memphis
  • 1993: Roland Frye Award for Research and Teaching, The University of Memphis
  • 1991: Howard S. Bartley Award for an excellent incoming graduate student, The University of Memphis
  • 1991: Phi Beta Kappa, Virginia Tech
  • 1991: Undergraduate Research Award in Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    State 28+: Next steps for occupant protection program evaluation.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2009 - September, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.
    Seat Belt Use Survey.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: May 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Johnson, K. L.
    Evaluating Virginia statewide traffic safety programs.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.; Dunaway, K. E.
    Boost ‘em to safety: Raising awareness about booster seats.
    Sponsoring Organization: Obici Healthcare Foundation
    Date: October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Will, K. E.; Sabo, C.; Porter, B. E.
    Virginia occupant protection survey 2009.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: May 2, 2009 - July 31, 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.
    Program evaluation for Virginia DMV initiatives.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.
    Click It or Ticket targeting: Virginia statewide focus on high-risk areas.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: January, 2007 - September, 2007
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.
    The utilization of collaborative, peer-assisted, and web-enhanced learning approaches in an introductory psychology research and learning enhancement laboratory.
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: August, 2005 - August, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Morrow, J. A.; Porter, B. E.; Harlow, L.
    Testing a driver monitoring system to reduce speeding behavior of ADHD drivers.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: January, 2006 - September, 2006
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Markham, P.
    Occupant protection in Hampton Roads: Reward-based initiatives and a nighttime safety belt use study.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2005 - September, 2006
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.
    Occupant protection in Hampton Roads (Year 3).
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2004 - September, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Martinez, K. L.
    Boost ‘em in the back seat: A Safe Ride program.
    Sponsoring Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Date: August, 2004 - August, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Will, K. E.; Porter, B. E.
    The Virginia strategic plan for pedestrian safety: Completion of final steps to produce the Commonwealth plan.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2004 - July, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Anderson, D. S.
    A community assessment of drinking and driving predictors: Alcohol outlets and socioeconomic factors.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: March, 2004 - September, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Shier, C. L.
    Occupant protection in Hampton Roads: Increasing safety restraint use with community outreach and interventions.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2003 - September, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Hebert, K. L.
    The Virginia strategic plan for pedestrian safety: Preliminary research to develop benchmarks.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: May, 2003 - September, 2003
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.
    A community-based program to increase safety belt use.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2002 - September, 2003
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Hebert, K. L.
    Increasing Pedestrian Safety in Northern Virginia: Enhancing and Evaluating Community-Based Strategies.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2002 - September, 2003
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Anderson, D. S.; Porter, B. E.
    Reducing close following behaviors through the ‘Survive the Drive’ program in Hampton Roads.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: November, 2001 - September, 2002
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Hebert, K. L.
    Increasing pedestrian safety in Arlington County, Virginia: Implementing and evaluating a program developed in 2001.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: October, 2001 - September, 2002
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Anderson, D.
    A needs assessment for increasing pedestrian safety in Arlington County, Virginia: Exploring programs and feasibility of outcome studies.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: September, 2001 - December, 2001
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Anderson, D.
    Reducing close following behaviors through a community coalition approach: A ‘Survive the Drive’ program in Hampton Roads.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: November, 2000 - September, 2001
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.
    Best practices in pedestrian safety: A review of crash data, programs, and knowledge of pedestrian rights and responsibilities.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: May, 2000 - October, 2000
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.
    A behavioral observation program to document close following: Developing and implementing a community intervention to reduce this risky behavior.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: December, 1999 - August, 2000
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Berry, T. D.
    The ‘Intersection Connection’ program: Reducing red-light running through community partnerships and outreach.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: December, 1998 - November, 1999
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.
    A nationwide survey of red-light running behavior: ‘Stop Red Light Running’ programs and solutions.
    Sponsoring Organization: Golin/Harris International for Daimler Chrysler Corporation
    Date: June, 1999 - September, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.; Berry, T. D.
    The ‘Intersection Connection’ program to reducing crashes: Public-education, engineering, and enforcement solutions.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: December, 1997 - September, 1998
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.
    A behavioral program to reduce intersection- and pedestrian-related crashes.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Date: January, 1997 - September, 1997
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Porter, B. E.