B.A. in Economics, Swarthmore College
M.A. in Multimedia Journalism, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- African American Communication
- Health Communication
- Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
JEANNETTE H. PORTER (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) began her career in strategic communication managing native advertising sales as a high school student. Following her B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College, she spent 10 years in fund development and community relations at The Boys Choir of Harlem; became a director of communications at PENCIL; moved to rural journalism at The Amelia Bulletin Monitor in Virginia; and, following a master’s degree in multimedia journalism (Virginia Commonwealth University), found her cause in health communication.
Her current research examines African American communication about mental health and mental illness with a goal of increasing mental health help-seeking. Dr. Porter has contributed to articles in Games for Health Journal, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Telemedicine and E-Health and Howard Journal of Communications.
Updated: February 23, 2021