Board of Directors

Steve L. Porter

Ph.D. University of Southern California, M.Phil. University of Oxford, MA Biola University, BA Biola University

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Biola University

Steve L. Porter, professor of philosophy at Biola University, La Mirada, Calif., is a founding member of Intellectual Virtues Academy and vice chairman of the school's board of directors. Dr. Porter helped develop the vision and mission of IVA, and also contributed to writing the school's charter. He brings experience in grant writing, educational theory, and college-level instruction, among other contributions to IVA's board. Dr. Porter teachers graduate-level classes on issues related to character formation and virtue development. These classes integrate philosophy, psychology, and theology. An interesting fact about Mr. Porter that he ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. 


"Teaching for virtue is an interpersonal/relational process. Our model provides opportunities for our teachers to know and care for our students' minds right in the midst of classroom learning."