Associate Dean Of The Graduate School & Professor
Graduate School

Bryan Porter

2102a Monarch Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Porter is Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Psychology. He studies community public health and safety, mostly in traffic psychology areas. His work regularly involves partners in government, media, and law enforcement.

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Memphis, (1996)

M.S. in General Experimental Psychology, University of Memphis, (1994)

B.S. in Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (1990)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Porter, B. E. and Yamani, Y. "Occupant Protection in VA: Working to Expand Effective Programs" $133,068. State. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Porter, B. E. and Diawara, N. "VA Seat Belt and Core Surveys 2018" $162,744. State. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Porter, B. E. "Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2017" $163,025. State. February 28, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Porter, B. E. and Diawara, N. "VA Seat Belt and Core Curveys 2017" $163,025. State. March 15, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Porter, B. E. "Increasing Law Enforcement’s Occupant Protection Behaviors" $43,251. State. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Porter, B. E. "Occupant Protection in Virginia: Creating Transferable Programs" $119,557. State. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Porter, B. E. "Occupant Protection Programs: Reducing Anytime Unrestrained Fatalities" $211,779. State. October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016
Porter, B. E. "Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2016" $176,870. State. October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016
Porter, B. E. "Occupant Protection Programs: Day & Night to Reduce Unrestrained Fatalities" $178,104. State. October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Porter, B. E. "Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2015" $179,791. State. October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Porter, B. E. "Virginia occupant protection evaluations: Anytime programs for high-risk area" $179,002. State. October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014
Porter, B. E. "Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2014" $191,501. State. October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014
Porter, B. E. "Virginia occupant protection program evaluation: Day, night, and high-risk areas" $179,002. State. October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
Nuntaplook, U. "Virginia seat belt and CORE survey 2013" $187,355. State. October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
Murphy, E. and Porter, B. E. "Risky behaviors and the role of attachment theory" $1,500. Federal. January 2012 - December 2012
Porter, B. E. and Murphy, E. "Virginia DMV seat belt survey 2012" $133,681. State. October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Porter, B. E., Dunaway, K. and Edwards, A. "Virginia targeted occupant protection 2012" $159,129. State. October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H.. "State 28+: Next steps for occupant protection program evaluation." $197,232. State. October 2009 - September 2010
Porter, B. E. and Johnson, K. L. . "Seat Belt Use Survey." $70,287. State. May 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010
Porter, B. E., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Dunaway, K. E.. "Evaluating Virginia statewide traffic safety programs." $161,927. State. October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
Will, K. E.., Sabo, C. and Porter, B. E. "Boost ‘em to safety: Raising awareness about booster seats." $131,865. Private. October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2009
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H.. "Virginia occupant protection survey 2009." $52,436. State. May 2, 2009 - July 31, 2009
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H.. "Program evaluation for Virginia DMV initiatives." $130,310. State. October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H.. "Click It or Ticket targeting: Virginia statewide focus on high-risk areas." $100,000. State. January 2007 - September 2007
Morrow, J. A.., Porter, B. E. and Harlow, L. "The utilization of collaborative, peer-assisted, and web-enhanced learning approaches in an introductory psychology research and learning enhancement laboratory." $149,302. Federal. August 2005 - August 2007
Porter, B. E. and Markham, P. "Testing a driver monitoring system to reduce speeding behavior of ADHD drivers." $1,500. State. January 2006 - September 2006
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H. . "Occupant protection in Hampton Roads: Reward-based initiatives and a nighttime safety belt use study." $50,000. State. October 2005 - September 2006
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H. . "Occupant protection in Hampton Roads (Year 3)." $50,000. State. October 2004 - September 2005
Will, K. E.. and Porter, B. E. "Boost ‘em in the back seat: A Safe Ride program." $99,402. Federal. August 2004 - August 2005
Porter, B. E. and Anderson, D. S.. "The Virginia strategic plan for pedestrian safety: Completion of final steps to produce the Commonwealth plan." $29,000. State. October 2004 - July 2005
Porter, B. E. and Shier, C. L.. "A community assessment of drinking and driving predictors: Alcohol outlets and socioeconomic factors." $1,500. State. March 2004 - September 2004
Porter, B. E. and Hebert, K. L.. "Occupant protection in Hampton Roads: Increasing safety restraint use with community outreach and interventions." $70,000. State. October 2003 - September 2004
Porter, B. E. "The Virginia strategic plan for pedestrian safety: Preliminary research to develop benchmarks." $20,000. State. May 2003 - September 2003
Porter, B. E. and Hebert, K. L.. "A community-based program to increase safety belt use." $70,000. State. October 2002 - September 2003
Anderson, D. S.. and Porter, B. E. "Increasing Pedestrian Safety in Northern Virginia: Enhancing and Evaluating Community-Based Strategies." $40,000. State. October 2002 - September 2003
Porter, B. E. and Hebert, K. L.. "Reducing close following behaviors through the ‘Survive the Drive’ program in Hampton Roads." $50,000. State. November 2001 - September 2002
Porter, B. E. and Anderson, D. "Increasing pedestrian safety in Arlington County, Virginia: Implementing and evaluating a program developed in 2001." $39,000. State. October 2001 - September 2002
Porter, B. E. and Anderson, D. "A needs assessment for increasing pedestrian safety in Arlington County, Virginia: Exploring programs and feasibility of outcome studies." $14,980. State. September 2001 - December 2001
Porter, B. E. "Reducing close following behaviors through a community coalition approach: A ‘Survive the Drive’ program in Hampton Roads." $50,000. State. November 2000 - September 2001
Porter, B. E. "Best practices in pedestrian safety: A review of crash data, programs, and knowledge of pedestrian rights and responsibilities." $25,000. State. May 2000 - October 2000
Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. "A behavioral observation program to document close following: Developing and implementing a community intervention to reduce this risky behavior." $50,000. State. December 1999 - August 2000
Porter, B. E. "The ‘Intersection Connection’ program: Reducing red-light running through community partnerships and outreach." $58,000. State. December 1998 - November 1999
Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. "A nationwide survey of red-light running behavior: ‘Stop Red Light Running’ programs and solutions." $88,000. Private. June 1999 - September 1999
Porter, B. E. "The ‘Intersection Connection’ program to reducing crashes: Public-education, engineering, and enforcement solutions." $75,000. State. December 1997 - September 1998
Porter, B. E. "A behavioral program to reduce intersection- and pedestrian-related crashes." $75,000. State. January 1997 - September 1997

Expertise

Driving Safety
Behavioral Intervention Development and Evaluation
Psychology
Experimental, Research Design, Statistics
Health
Public Health and Safety

Research Interests

Large-Scale Behavioral Interventions, Public Health and Safety, Traffic Psychology

Articles

Wells, H. L.., McClure, L. A.., Porter, B. E. and Schwebel, D. C.. (2018). Distracted Pedestrian Behavior on two Urban College Campuses. Journal of Community Health 43 (1) , pp. 96--102.
Ledbetter, M., Diawara, N. and Porter, B. E. (2016). Exploring new models for seatbelt use in survey data. Virginia Journal of Science.
Porter, B. E., Neto, I., Balk, I. and Jenkins, J. (2016). Investigating the effects of Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons on pedestrian behavior and driver yielding on 25 mph streets: A quasi-experimental field study on a university campus. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 42 (Part 3) , pp. 509-621.
May, J. F.., Porter, B. E. and Ware, J. C.. (2016). The deterioration of driving performance over time in drivers with untreated sleep apnea. Accident Analysis and Prevention (89) , pp. 95-102.
Ash, I. K., Edwards, A. and Porter, B. E. (2014). A state level analysis relationship among educational achievement level, primary seat-belt laws, and seat beat use in the United States. Accident Analysis and Prevention 71 , pp. 129-136.
Markham, P., Porter, B. E. and Ball, J. D.. (2013). Effectiveness of a program using a vehicle tracking system, incentives, and disincentives to reduce the speeding behavior of drivers with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders 17 , pp. 233-248.
Porter, B. E., Johnson, K. L.. and Bland, J. F.. (2013). Turning off the cameras: Red light running characteristics and rates after photo enforcement legislation expired. Accident Analysis and Prevention 50 , pp. 1104-1111.
Dunaway, K., Morrow, J. A.. and Porter, B. E. (2012). Development and validation of the Cultural Competence of Program Evaluators (CCPE) Scale. American Journal of Evaluation 33 , pp. 496-514.
Berry, T. D.., Fournier, A. K.. and Porter, B. E. (2011). Developing and testing a touch-path model for hand hygiene and pathogen risk: Design-behavior assessment of fast-food restaurant restrooms. Environment and Behavior.
Porter, B. E., Lajunen, T., Özkan, T. and Will, K. E.. (2010). A behavioral observation study of Turkish drivers’ and children’s safety belt use.. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 5 , pp. 1607-1609.
Porter, B. E., Bliss, J. P. and Sleet, D. (2010). Human factors in injury control. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 4 (1) , pp. 90-97.
Will, K. E.., Sabo, C. S.. and Porter, B. E. (2009). Evaluation of The Boost ‘em in the Back Seat Program: Using fear and efficacy to increase booster seat use. . Accident Analysis & Prevention 41 , pp. 57-65.
Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (2006). Characterizing red light runners following implementation of a photo enforcement program. . Accident Analysis & Prevention 38 , pp. 862-870.
Rajalin, S., Summala, H., Pöysti, L., Anteroinen, P. and Porter, B. E. (2005). In-car cell phone use and hazards following hands free legislation. . Traffic Injury Prevention 6 , pp. 225-229.
Will, K. E.., Porter, B. E., DePasquale, J. P.. and Geller, E. S.. (2005). Is television a health and safety hazard? A cross-sectional analysis of at-risk behavior on primetime television. . Journal of Applied Social Psychology 35 , pp. 198-222.
Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (2004). The likelihood of becoming a pedestrian fatality and drivers’ knowledge of pedestrian rights and responsibilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. . Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 7 , pp. 43-58.
Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (2001). A nationwide self-report survey of red-light running behavior: Measuring prevalence, predictors, and perceived consequences. . Accident Analysis & Prevention 33 , pp. 735-741.
Porter, B. E. (2001). Empowerment-based interventions are not useful. . The Community Psychologist 34 (1) , pp. 22-23.
Porter, B. E. and England, K. J.. (2000). Predicting red-light running behavior: A traffic safety study in three urban settings. . Journal of Safety Research 31 , pp. 1-8.
Porter, B. E. (1998). Predicting active and effective agents for safety: Test of the Actively Caring Approach. . Journal of Safety Research 29 , pp. 223-233.
Leeming, F. C.., Porter, B. E., Dwyer, W. O.., Cobern, M. K.. and Oliver, D. P.. (1997). Effects of participation in activities on children's attitudes and knowledge of the environment. . The Journal of Environmental Education 28 , pp. 33-42.
Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.. and Dwyer, W. O.. (1995). Solid waste recovery: A review of behavioral programs to increase recycling. . Environment and Behavior 27 , pp. 122-152.
Cobern, M. K.., Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.. and Dwyer, W. O.. (1995). The effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of grass cycling.. Environment and Behavior 27 , pp. 213-232.
Dwyer, W. O.., Leeming, F. C.., Cobern, M. K.., Porter, B. E. and Jackson, J. M.. (1993). Critical review of behavioral interventions to preserve the environment: Research since 1980.. Environment and Behavior 25 , pp. 275-321.
Leeming, F. C.., Dwyer, W. O.., Porter, B. E. and Cobern, M. K.. (1993). Outcome research in environmental education: A critical review.. The Journal of Environmental Education 24 , pp. 8-21.
Cooper, J. E.. and Porter, B. E. (1991). Cosponsorship: Bridging the gap among student organizations. . Campus Activities Programming (4) , pp. 47-51.
Lawless, W. F.., Hayes, J. T.., Guyden, J. A.., Cecil, L. and Porter, B. E. (1990). Social support and risky behavior theory: Predictions of outcomes with path analysis. . Georgia Journal of Science 48 (2) , pp. 74-87.

Books

Porter, B. E. (2011). Handbook of Traffic Psychology. Academic Press, Elsevier.

Book Chapters

Porter, B. E., Johnson, K. L.. and Berry, T. D.. (2011). A community-based program to reduce tailgating behavior Traffic psychology: An international perspective (pp. 159-174) New York: Nova Science.
Porter, B. E. (2011). Enforcement Handbook of traffic psychology (pp. 441-453) San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.
Berry, T. D.., Johnson, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (2011). Speeding Handbook of traffic psychology (pp. 249-265) San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.
Porter, B. E., Luckett, S. and Martinez, K. L. H.. (2008). The relationship between red light running and traffic volume: A research brief New Transportation Research Progress (pp. 169 – 180) New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Porter, B. E. and Bliss, J. P. (2006). Human factors in product and environmental design for injury control Injury and Violence Prevention (pp. 467-484) New York: Jossey Bass Wiley.
Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (2004). Abusing the roadway “commons”: Understanding driving through an environmental preservation theory Traffic and transport psychology: Theory and practice (pp. 165-175) Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Dwyer, W. O.., Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.. and Oliver, D. P.. (1997). New directions in environmental social psychology Applied Social Psychology (pp. 228-247) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Conference Proceeding

Roldan, C. R.. and Porter, B. E. (1999). Thirty years of children’s films: A study of portrayed aggression and violence. (pp. 469-473) Asheville, NC: Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 99.

Presentations

Porter, B. E. (March , 2017). Taking Control of YOUR program: Being the scientist Oral Presentation Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities Charlotte, NC.
Porter, B. E. (September , 2016). The promise of autonomous vehicles to assist an aging population: Opportunities, challenges, and a reality check Keynote/Plenary Address Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society Symposium Ann Arbor, MI.
Porter, B. E. (August , 2016). A longitudinal study to influence seat-belt use interventions and behavior change: A field exemplar Oral Presentation International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Brisbane, Australia.
Edwards, A. and Porter, B. E. (August , 2016). Enforcement campaigns and enforcement perceptions: The impact on self-report and observational seat belt use Oral Presentation International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Brisbane, Australia.
Porter, B. E. (August , 2016). Replication needs in traffic psychology research Oral Presentation International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Brisbane, Australia.
Neto, I. L.., Gunther, H., Porter, B. E. and Gonzalez-Taco, P. W.. (August , 2016). The use of public transport: An investigation of the psychosocial determinants among Brazilian and American users Poster International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Brisbane, Australia.
Porter, B. E. (August , 2016). Untitled Discussion of performance and submission success strategies to Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology & Behaviour Oral Presentation International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Brisbane, Australia.
Bushlow, R. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2016). Attribution of fault in vehicular crashes of varying crash and weather severity Poster Association of Psychological Sciences convention Chicago, IL.
Swanson, M., Porter, B. E. and Schwebel, D. C.. (April , 2016). Pedestrian distraction prevalence at a university campus signalized intersection Oral Presentation Society for Pediatric Psychology Atlanta, GA.
Porter, B. E. (October , 2015). Reducing psychosocial costs of road traffic crash injuries: Why? How? For Whom? What’s next? Keynote/Plenary Address REHABIL-AID International Conference Crete, Greece.
Gunter, H., Neto, I. L.., Porter, B. E. and Gonzalez-Taco, P. W.. (June , 2015). Psychological determinants of public transportation use: A comparative study between Brazil and the United States Paper XIII Congreso de Psicología Ambiental-Psicamb Grenada, Spain.
Porter, B. E., Balk, I., Edwards, A. L.., Waggoner, K. G.. and Bravo, A. (May , 2015). Increasing nighttime seat-belt use in two Virginia locations: A quasi-experimental switching replication field study of selective enforcement activities Poster Association of Psychological Sciences convention New York, NY.
Nishnick, C. A.., Balk, I. C.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2015). Does being safe make a difference? Paper Annual Carolinas Psychology Conference Raleigh, NC.
Porter, B. E. (October , 2014). Data on the driver: A sampling of traffic psychology and opportunities Oral Presentation DriveSense ’14 Norfolk, VA.
Schroeder, D. J.. and Porter, B. E. (August , 2014). Lifespan traffic and transport psychology: Issues for research, intervention, and evaluation Annual Conference Division 21, Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Washington, D.C..
Porter, B. E. (August , 2014). Transport safety for the majority of road users: Issues for you in this room Paper Lifespan traffic and transport psychology: Issues for research, intervention, and evaluation Washington, D.C..
Porter, B. E. (July , 2014). Regions at risk Oral Presentation Division 13, Traffic and Transport Psychology Paris, France.
Porter, B. E. (July , 2014). Symposium introduction: Why we care about regions at risk for traffic injury and fatality Paper International Congress of Applied Psychology Paris, France.
Porter, B. E. (July , 2014). Tracking occupant protection over time: A local research perspective in shaping interventions Paper International Congress of Applied Psychology Paris, France.
Jenkins, J. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2014). Discrepancies in seat belt use for rural and urban areas Poster Association of Psychological Sciences annual convention San Francisco, CA.
Rippy, H., Ladage, J. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2014). The safest time to drive: A study of risky driving behviors Poster Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention Boston, MA.
Schroeder, D. J.. and Porter, B. E. (August , 2013). Contribution of psychological research to traffic safety Oral Presentation Annual Conference Division 21, Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Honolulu, HI.
Balk, I. C.. and Porter, B. E. (July , 2013). Travel Mode Choice among College Students 34th Interamerican Congress of Psychology Brasília, Brazil.
Porter, B. E., Murphy, E. M.., Edwards, A. L.. and Ladage, J. (August , 2012). A field study of drivers’ handheld mobile phone use: Prevalence and predictors Paper 5th International Conference Groningen, The Netherlands.
Porter, B. E. (August , 2012). What should be next for U.S. traffic laws and enforcement? Moving forward with one future research agenda Paper 5th International Conference Groningen, The Netherlands.
May, J. F.., Porter, B. E. and Ware, J. C.. (June , 2012). A comparison of trait and state subjective sleepiness: How subjective sleepiness influences driving performance Oral Presentation Sleep 2012 Conference Boston, MA.
Murphy, E. M.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2012). Exploring state and trait measures of self-esteem as potential mediators of attachment insecurities on risky driving Poster Eastern Psychological Association Conference Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Porter, B. E. (March , 2012). Police officers as change agents? A focus on a traffic safety behavior Poster Eastern Psychological Association Conference Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ladage, J. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2012). Summer at the fair: Corndogs and a driver behavior survey Poster Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Porter, B. E., Lajunen, T., Ozkan, T. and Will, K. E.. (January , 2011). International challenges to children’s occupant protection: An example from field and interview work in Turkey annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E. (June , 2010). Taking traffic psychology to the streets: Applying our knowledge to create community behavior change. Interamerican Congress on Traffic and Transport Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.
Porter, B. E., Lajunen, T., Özkan, T. and Will, K. E.. (April , 2010). A behavioral observation study of Turkish drivers’ and children’s safety belt use. World Conference on Psychology, Counseling, and Guidance Antayla, Turkey.
Johnson, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2010). Investigating the role of time perspective on risky and positive driving behavior Lifesavers Conference Nashville, Tennessee.
Ladage, J. E.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2010). Milkshakes, funnel cakes, and a driver behavior survey Lifesavers Conference Nashville, Tennessee.
Dozier, J. E.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2010). “Can you hear me now?” A descriptive look at Virginia drivers and cell phone use for 2009 Lifesavers Conference Nashville, Tennessee.
Dunaway, K. E.., Porter, B. E. and Morrow, J. A.. (November , 2009). The development and validation of the Cultural Competence of Program Evaluators (CCPE) Scale. Evaluation 2009 conference Orlando, Florida.
Porter, B. E. (July , 2009). Automated enforcement: Issues for red light running and speed control. 7th Roadway Safety Conference Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Washington, T. R.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2009). Efficacy and Threat As Predictors of Risky Driving. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mills, M., Ladage, J. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2009). Self-Reported Impaired Driving in a Community Sample: The Virginia State Fair Project. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Kelley, E., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2009). The Influence of Travel Direction At Intersections on Red Light Running. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dunaway, K. E.., Morrow, J. A.. and Porter, B. E. (November , 2008). Cultural competence of program evaluators: Why it’s important and can it be taught? Evaluation 2008 conference Denver, Colorado.
Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (September , 2008). An implementation and evaluation of multi-component safety-belt use initiatives in high-risk areas of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. 4th International Congress on Traffic and Transport Psychology Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E., Martinez, K. L. H.., Will, K. E.. and Berry, T. D.. (September , 2008). Science and policy to reduce red light running: A traffic psychology success story to highlight the importance of affecting debates for public safety. 4th International Congress on Traffic and Transport Psychology Washington, DC.
Dunaway, K. and Porter, B. E. (September , 2008). The effect of DUI intervention in high-risk counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. 4th International Congress on Traffic and Transport Psychology Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E. and Rudiger, j. A.. (September , 2008). Will driver and pedestrian behaviors become safer when police use reinforcement-based enforcement strategies? 4th International Congress on Traffic and Transport Psychology Washington, DC.
Morrow, J. A.., Robinson, S. S.., Harlow, L. L.., Porter, B. E. and Burr, E. (August , 2007). Improving the introduction psychology classroom: Evaluating an innovative course. American Psychological Association conference San Francisco, CA.
Morrow, J. A.., Porter, B. E., Robinson, S. S.., Butler, C., Burr, E. M.. and Dunaway, K. (June , 2007). Revitalizing introduction to psychology: Incorporating collaborative, peer-assisted, and web-enhanced pedagogies in the classroom. the annual Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Barile, J. P.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2007). Using perceived risks and benefits to predict engagement in risky driving behaviors. Annual Meeting of the Association of Psychological Science Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E., Morrow, J. A.., Robinson, S. S.. and Burr, E. M.. (January , 2007). A research learning enhancement laboratory approach to teaching research methods in introduction to psychology: Preliminary evaluative data. The National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology St. Petersburg, Florida.
Morrow, J. A.., Schultz-Robinson, S., Mehalic, E. E.., Porter, B. E., Rudiger, J., Dunaway, K. and Jones, S. (November , 2006). Training Undergraduate Students as Peer Mentors: How Should We Evaluate Them? American Evaluation Association Conference Portland, Oregon.
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H.. (July , 2006). A longitudinal, quasi-experimental design to evaluate safety-belt enforcement. International Conference of Applied Psychology Athens, Greece.
Porter, B. E. (July , 2006). Behavior change and response maintenance in field settings. International Conference of Applied Psychology Athens, Greece.
Porter, B. E. (July , 2006). Best practices to change and maintain behaviour of road-users in measurable/observable ways. International Conference of Applied Psychology Athens, Greece.
Barile, J. P.. and Porter, B. E. (June , 2006). Cultural, gender, and residential considerations regarding strategies to prevent risk-taking behaviors on college campuses. International Community Psychology Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Will, K. E.., Shier, C. S.. and Porter, B. E. (June , 2006). Boost ‘em in the Back Seat: A Safe Ride Program. New Investigator Grantee Workshop Atlanta, Georgia.
Aycock, R. A.., Will, K. E.., Shier, C. L.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2006). Intersection observations of child occupant protection practices: A preliminary assessment of Hampton Roads. 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research Asheville, North Carolina.
Trent, F. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2006). The relationship between exposure to violent video games, personality, and aggressive driving. Annual Meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Will, K. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2006). Boost ‘em in the Back Seat: A Safe Ride Program. Drive Safe Hampton Roads’ quarterly coalition meeting Norfolk, VA.
Barile, J. P.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2006). Risk-taking behaviors: Perceived risks, benefits and self-esteem in response to a downward comparison intervention. Eastern Psychological Association conference Baltimore, Maryland.
Aycock, R., Will, K. E.., Shier, C. and Porter, B. E. ( 2005). Intersection observations of child occupant protection practices: A preliminary Assessment in Hampton Roads. 17th Annual Research Day at Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, Virginia.
Will, K. and Porter, B. E. (December 21, 2005). Boost ‘em in the back seat: A Safe Ride program funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Medical Staff Meeting Norfolk, VA.
Pinkard, K., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2005). Red versus blue: How safe are you? Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Piver, J. M.., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2005). The development and validation of the Driver Courtesy Scale. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Haley, M. L.., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2005). The relationship between speeding and safety belt use: A field study. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Fournier, A. K.., Berry, T. D.., Porter, B. E., Holsomback, A. R.., Dubose, S. A.., Earley, E. N.. and Campbell, E. K.. (March , 2005). Are women the cleaner sex? Gender differences in self-reported health-related beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors. Eastern Psychological Association conference Boston, MA.
Berry, T. D.., Fournier, A. K.., Porter, B. E., Holsomback, A. R.., Earley, E. N.. and Campbell, E. K.. (March , 2005). Evaluating the influence of restroom designs and innovations on perceptions of pathogen risk and hand washing. Eastern Psychological Association conference Boston, MA.
Porter, B. E. and Martinez, K. L. H.. (September , 2004). Blue lights, sirens, and roadway safety: Observing and evaluating enforcement effectiveness in four community programs. International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Nottingham, England.
Porter, B. E. (September , 2004). Can law enforcement do more than punish or create avoidance behavior? A theoretical and practical discussion of the most effective consequences to control roadway safety. International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Nottingham, England.
Rajalin, S., Pöysti, L., Summala, H. and Porter, B. E. (September , 2004). In-car cell phone use and hazards following hands free legislation. International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Nottingham, England.
Ely, K. M. R.., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2004). A comparison of tailgating behaviors during morning and afternoon rush hours on differing roadway types. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Shier, C., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2004). An intervention to increase safety belt use among difference socio-economic status neighborhoods. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E. (April , 2004). Conceptual topics for health and safety interventions: Effects of the commons, environmental design, risk perception, and exposure measurement on studying behavior change. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Barile, J. P.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2004). Downward comparison as an intervention to prevent drunk driving on a college campus. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E. (April , 2004). Public health and safety are “commons” concerns: Designing effective individual change interventions when communities are at risk. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Piver, J. M.., Martinez, K. L. H.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2004). The construction of a driver courtesy scale to measure the extent of courteous driving behaviors in a young adult population. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Shier, C. S.., Hebert, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2003). An intervention to increase safety belt use among college students. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Charlottesville, Virginia.
Piver, J. L.., Hebert, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2002). A comparison of tailgating prevalence on local two-lane and four-lane highways in Southeastern Virginia. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Hampton, Virginia.
Thompson, S. M.., Rose, M. L.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2002). Demographic predictors of tailgating related crashes. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Hampton, Virginia.
Rose, M. L.., Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (May , 2002). Personality characteristics of aggressive drivers. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Hampton, Virginia.
Schubert, C. P.., Hebert, K. L.., Matthews, S. A.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2002). Who’s on my bumper? Demographic predictors of individuals who follow too closely. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Hampton, Virginia.
Shier, C., Porter, B. E. and Hebert, K. L.. (March , 2002). A behavioral intervention to decrease tailgating. Eastern Psychological Association conference Boston, MA.
Ignacio, E. J.., Hebert, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2002). A behavioral observation study of improper pedestrian crossings. Eastern Psychological Association conference Boston, MA.
Rose, M. L.., Porter, B. E., Shier, C., Matthews, S. and Berry, T. D.. (March , 2002). A survey of driver characteristics related to distracted driving. Eastern Psychological Association conference Boston, MA.
Hebert, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2002). An analysis of pedestrian crash trends and driver knowledge of pedestrian rights and responsibilities in Virginia. Eastern Psychological Association conference Boston, MA.
Rose, M., Berry, T. D.., Porter, B. E., Nichols, L., Taylor, J. and Gancarz, D. (May , 2001). Exploring driving attitude differences between college students from 1987 to 1997. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Harrisonburg, Virginia .
Hebert, K. L.., Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (April , 2001). A behavioral observation study of tailgating behaviors and prevalence in three urban cities. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Freeman, J. L.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 2001). Relationships among anger, aggressive driving and courtesy. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E. (April , 2001). Traffic and transport psychology in the community: Behavior-based survey, observation, and communication studies. Eastern Psychological Association conference Washington, DC.
Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (September , 2000). Abusing the roadway “commons”: Understanding driving through an environmental preservation theory. International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Berne, Switzerland.
Luckett, S. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2000). Aggressive driving: Congestion per traffic light cycle and predicting red light running. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Radford, Virginia.
Roldan, C. R.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 2000). The influence of media violence on adolescents’ delinquent behavior. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Radford, Virginia.
England, K. J.., Porter, B. E. and Geller, E. S.. (April , 2000). Is primetime television a health and safety hazard? Annual Meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (March , 2000). A multi-agency partnership to understand red-light running behavior in selected states: Working to enhance a national prevention program. Eastern Psychological Association conference Baltimore, Maryland.
Hebert, K. L.., Brown, W. M.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2000). Evaluation of a behavioral intervention program designed to reduce red light running. Eastern Psychological Association conference Baltimore, Maryland.
Berry, T. D.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 2000). Interpretive ambiguities of temporal-dependent behaviorally based community recycling research: A methodological critique. Eastern Psychological Association conference Baltimore, Maryland.
Porter, B. E. (March , 2000). Behavioral interventions for safety: Community applications. Mid-South Psychology Conference Lambuth University, Jackson, TN.
Cawthon, J., Tyree, S., Singleton, S., Porter, B. E. and Berry, T. D.. (May , 1999). Exploring traffic safety attitudes of university students: Implications for understanding aggressive driving and road rage. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention Norfolk, VA.
Hebert, K. L.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1999). Public perception of a behavioral intervention program to reduce risky driving behaviors at intersections. Eastern Psychological Association conference Providence, Rhode Island.
Porter, B. E., Berry, T. D.. and England, K. J.. (April , 1999). Road rage and aggressive driving: An action plan to identify and reduce these risky driving behaviors. Eastern Psychological Association conference Providence, Rhode Island.
Berry, T. D.., Porter, B. E., Wilson, K. S.., Cawthon, J. G.. and Krom, A. M.. (April , 1999). Survey of driver safety abilities, attitudes, habits and perceptions: Implications for community and safety psychology. Eastern Psychological Association conference Providence, Rhode Island.
Roldan, C. D.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1999). Thirty years of children’s films and their relationship with violence. Eastern Psychological Association conference Providence, Rhode Island.
England, K. J.., Porter, B. E., DePasquale, J. P.. and Geller, E. S.. (March , 1999). A longitudinal analysis of risky behaviors on prime time television. Annual Southeastern Psychological Association convention Savannah, Georgia.
Porter, B. E. (August , 1998). Community traffic-safety programs: Data- and behavior-based approaches to developing and evaluating interventions to reduce risky driving. International Conference of Applied Psychology San Francisco, California.
Porter, B. E. and England, K. J.. (August , 1998). The “Intersection Connection”: A “Year 2” assessment of multimedia and enforcement programs to reduce intersection crashes. International Conference of Applied Psychology San Francisco, California.
Bausch, S. M.. and Porter, B. E. (May , 1998). Enforcement, demographics, and educational interventions: A study of factors associated with urban child safety seat use. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention George Mason University, Virginia.
Alonzo, V. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1998). Applications of psychosocial variables and self-awareness in predicting risky driving. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Porter, B. E. and England, K. J.. (November , 1997). Evaluation of a safe-driving campaign: Targeting red-light runners in Virginia. American Evaluation Association Conference San Diego, California.
Porter, B. E. (August , 1997). Behavioral community applications for increasing adolescent health and well-being. American Psychological Association conference Chicago, Illinois.
Getz, K. J.., Sunday, D. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1997). Mature driver safety: Developing a measurement tool to assess driving history and patterns. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wibbert, K. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1997). Recycling behavior in a university dormitory: The effectiveness of using visual prompts and environmental alteration strategies. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wilson, W. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1997). University students’ recycling behavior: Effectiveness of written and verbal prompts on classroom recycling. Carolinas Psychology Conference for Undergraduates Raleigh, North Carolina.
Porter, B. E. (November , 1996). The Environmental Team (E-Team) revisited: What a difference a year makes. American Evaluation Association Conference Atlanta, Georgia.
Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.., Dwyer, W. O.. and LeBaron, L. (November , 1995). The environmental team (E-Team): Evaluation changes the face of code enforcement. International Evaluation conference Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Porter, B. E. and LeBaron, L. (February , 1995). A team approach to environmental code enforcement: Exploits of the Memphis and Shelby County E-Team. Second annual Applied Experimental Psychology conference Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois.
Porter, B. E. (November , 1994). The E-Team: Encouraging environmental code compliance through an environmental court. Eco-Community conference Sherrills Ford, North Carolina.
Cobern, M. K.., Porter, B. E. and Leeming, F. C.. (March , 1994). Effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of pro-environmental behavior. Annual Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kelly, J. P.., Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.., Oliver, D. P.., Bower, C. and Miller, M. (March , 1994). Effects of concurrent goal setting and feedback on recycling behaviors. Annual Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.., Kelly, J. P.. and Oliver, D. P.. (March , 1994). Recycling: The future of behavioral programs to encourage solid waste recovery. Annual Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kelly, J. P.., Porter, B. E. and Leeming, F. C.. (February , 1994). Characteristics and consequences of using goal setting and feedback individually or collectively on recycling behaviors. first annual Applied Experimental Psychology conference Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois.
Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.., Swafford, R. and Barton, M. B.. (February , 1994). Diffusion, elementary school children, and retirement home residents: Predicting attitude and behavior change from peer information. first annual Applied Experimental Psychology conference Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois.
Dewey, J. D.. and Porter, B. E. (November , 1993). Applying psychology for proenvironmental change. American Evaluation Association convention Dallas, Texas.
Budesheim, L. and Porter, B. E. (March , 1993). Attitude attribution: Issue involvement and agreement moderate the correspondence bias. Southeastern Psychological Association convention Atlanta, Georgia.
Porter, B. E., Leeming, F. C.., Kelly, III, J. P.., Oliver, D. and Coldicott, S. (March , 1993). Paper recycling with elementary school children: Team versus assigned goal setting. Southeastern Psychological Association convention Atlanta, Georgia.
Moore, T. M.., Richardson, B., Porter, B. E. and Leeming, F. C.. (March , 1993). The effects of diffusion and commitment on a recycling project in a residential retirement home. Southeastern Psychological Association convention Atlanta, Georgia.
Glindemann, K. E.., Griffin, M., Porter, B. E. and Geller, E. S.. (May , 1991). Graphology as an index of alcohol impairment: Motivational undermining. Association for Behavior Analysis convention Atlanta, Georgia.
Lawless, W. F.., Healy, J. E.. and Porter, B. E. (March , 1991). A LISREL structural model of social support and risky behavior: Implications for AIDS. Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dewey, J. D.., Porter, B. E., Wangler, J. A.. and Geller, E. S.. (March , 1991). Assessing codependent behaviors and attitudes through self-report. Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Roby, M., Porter, B. E., Desiderato, L. and Lawless, W. F.. (March , 1991). Rape in a college population. Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Porter, B. E., Geller, E. S.., Dewey, J. D.. and Wangler, J. A.. (March , 1991). Student leaders on a university campus: How are they different from the rest? Southeastern Psychological Association convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dewey, J. D.., Porter, B. E., Glindemann, K. E.. and Geller, E. S.. (October , 1990). Assessing co-dependent behaviors through self-report. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis convention Wilmington, North Carolina.
Needleman, L., Porter, B. E. and Strickland, K. (August , 1990). Individual differences as determinants of responsiveness to safe driving. American Psychological Association conference Boston, Massachusetts.
Porter, B. E., Healy, J. E.., Lawless, W. F.. and Geller , E. S.. (May , 1990). Lifestyle and risky behavior: Differences between student leaders and the general student body. Virginia Academy of Sciences convention George Mason University, Virginia.
Healy, J. E.., Lawless, W. F.. and Porter, B. E. (April , 1990). A LISREL structural model of social support and risky behavior: Implications for AIDS. Southeastern Psychological Association convention Atlanta, Georgia.
Porter, B. E. and Lawless, W. F.. (April , 1990). Speech anxiety and reality perception as a function of social support. Southeastern Psychological Association convention Atlanta, Georgia.
Lawless, W. F.. and Porter, B. E. (February , 1990). The perception of reality in low and high speech anxious subjects. American Association for the Advancement of Science New Orleans, Louisiana.
Evans, R. E.., Healy, J. E.. and Porter, B. E. (August , 1989). Multiple environments and interventions: An integrative model for behavior change. American Psychological Association conference New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ludwig, T., Bergholz, K., Porter, B. E. and Geller, E. S.. (June , 1989). Increasing corporate image through community safety belt promotion American Psychological Society conference Arlington, Virginia.
Lawless, W. F.., Lefkowicz, D. P.., Porter, B. E., Healy, J. E.. and Smiler, A. (May , 1989). Risky behavior theory and social support: Strategies for pinpointing targets and interventions. Association for Behavior Analysis convention Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 2016: Outstanding Teaching Award Tenured Faculty, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 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