Courtney Porter, PhD

Courtney Porter, PhD (no photo)

Assistant Professor

College of Sciences and Humanities, Forensic and Legal Psychology, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Academic Credentials

PhD in Criminology, Law, and Society


Dr. Porter graduated with her PhD in Criminology, Law, and Society from George Mason University. She is also received her MA in Forensic and Legal Psychology here at Marymount University. Prior to joining the faculty at Marymount University, Dr. Porter was the Research Program Manager for Fairfax County’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Her dissertation, entitled “Gatekeepers of the Juvenile Justice System: Intake Officers, Decision-Making, and Racial Disparities,” looked at diversion-decision making practices of Intake Officers in Virginia.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, reading, and watching movies (especially sci-fi).

Teaching Areas

Research Methods, Juvenile Justice, Implementing Policy, Statistics, Forensic Assessment

Research Interests

Juvenile Justice, Organizational Theory, Decision-Making, Racial and Ethnic Disparities