Getting to Know Professor Porter

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Professor Jacob Porter teaches in the Business Department. Photo courtesy of Snow College

Professor Jacob Porter teaches in the Business Department. Photo courtesy of Snow College

Professor Jacob Porter is a new addition to Snow College. Many students attend his classes, but how well do they actually know him?

Porter has four brothers and one sister. He went to Snow College along with his brother and sister-in-law who met here. “I’m proud of the fact that I have three Badgers in my family. “

His hobbies and interests include all sports. Some of these include golfing and basketball. If he can get the chance he’ll be outdoors four-wheeling, snowmobiling, or hunting. He is a Utah Jazz fan.

Professor Porter also attended college at BYU and Utah State University. He earned his Business degree at BYU and his MBA at Utah State University. Regarding his education at Snow College he stated, “I felt like I had a leg up compared to students at BYU, because I had more one-on-one interaction with my professors at Snow College.”

Porter’s interest in teaching came while he was a student at Snow College. He was taking a business class from Doug Dyreng, who was the Dean of Business. Dyreng had to miss a class and asked Professor Porter to be his substitute. He really enjoyed this experience and decided to pursue teaching. He thanks Doug for mentoring and motivating him to pursue his current career.  Jacob Porter teaches Business Law, Strategic Selling, and Social Media Marketing.

Porter remarked, “The business program is awesome. Every career has a business aspect attached to it. Anyone would be wise to include business classes in their studies.”

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