Chrystal Porter, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
School of Van Loan School

Phone: 978-232-2817
Office Location: Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Office Number: Van Loan 312C
Office Hours: T/R 8:30-9:30; by appointment


EDL 762 Leading in a Technology World

CMM 115 Introduction to Social Media

SM 225 Sport and the Media

SM 250 Sport Venue Management

SM 350 The Sport Enterprise

SM 101 Principles of Sport Management

SM 250 Sport Venue Management

SM 405 Sport Law

EC 100 EC Transitions



-Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, Endicott College Beverly, MA


-Assistant Dean, Sport Science/Chair of Sport Management Endicott College Beverly, MA

-Owner/President College Strategies LLC Aurora, CO 

-Assistant Professor, Sport Science Endicott College Beverly, MA

-Assistant Director of Admissions North Central College Naperville, IL

-Sport Management Instructor North Central College Naperville, IL 

-Sport Management Teaching/Research Assistant Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

-Intern The Bonham Group Denver, CO 

-Awards Intern Women’s Sports Foundation East Meadow, NY

-Ticket Sales Associate Denver Nuggets/Colorado Avalanche Denver, CO 

-Ticket Sales Intern Denver Nuggets Denver, CO





Campus Involvement

-Advanced Graduate Council (2012-present)

-Diversity Committee (2008-2009)

-Academic Honesty Committee (2008-present)

-Technology Committee (2009-present)

-Writing Taskforce (2008-present)

Biographical Profile


Dr. Chrystal Denmark Porter [Ph.D., Ed.S., M.S.A., B.S., B.S.] is a life-long learner and member of the Sport Executives Association (SEA), Women in Higher Education (WIHE), the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), a sustaining member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society, and a Corporator with the Beverly Cooperative Bank. She is highly motivated to help students determine and achieve their educational goals. Through the years she has counseled many students about college admissions, academic success, and career preparation. She is also committed to encouraging educators to embrace social media and enhance the learning experiences for their students by utilizing social media tools. 

She has also been an adjunct instructor and teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate level courses, teaching on topics related to sport marketing, sport finance, sport law, principles of sport management, race and sport, gender and sport, sport and the media, sport sales, career planning, and college success. In the winter of 2008, she accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Sport Science with Endicott College in Beverly, MA. In the summer of 2008, she accepted the promotion to Assistant Dean of Sport Science & Fitness Studies/Chair of Sport Management.

In addition to her experience in higher education, Dr. Porter has worked for the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, The Women's Sports Foundation, The Bonham Sport Marketing Group, The Ohio University Athletic Department, and the Young Americans Bank. She is also the author of two books, "Collegiate Expectations" and "Studying Sports: How to Maximize Your Student Status as a Sport Management Student."

Dr. Porter is married to Brian Porter, Director of Baseball Initiatives for Major League Baseball Advance Media. She is the mother of two daughters. She is a member of 


Utlizing social media in teaching millennial age college students, college student career preparation, sport industry career preparation, college administration 



-Porter, C.D. (2009). Studying Sports: How to Maximize Your Sport Management Student Status. College Strategies Books: Longview, TX.

-Porter, C.D. (2008, December). Professor Teaches Students About Personal Branding and They Respond. From Web site: *You Are Being Directed to Another Web Site
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-Porter, C.D. (Ed) (2008). The Sport Enterprise: A Student's Perspective. College Stratgies Books: Longview, TX.

-Porter, C. D. (2007). Collegiate Expectations: Teaching Millennial Students. College Strategies Books:  Longview, TX.

-Porter, C.D. (2007). The Collegiate Expectations of Millennial College Students (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2007). 

-Porter, C. D. (2002).  [Review of Beyond the Cheers: Race as Spectacle in College Sport].  The Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, 21(1 & 2).

-Denmark, C. (2000).  [Review of Nike As A Goddess: The History of Women in Sport].  Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal, 9(2).


-The Money Show. Chicago WGN Radio 720, August 2007.

-The Money Show. Chicago WGN Radio 720, February 2007.

-The John Williams Show. Chicago WGN Radio 720, December 2006. 


-Retaining Our Students. Presented at the Wiley College Fall Faculty Institute, Marshall, TX, 2007.

-College Strategies. Presented at Building Leadership in the African-American Community for Kids Conference, Aurora, CO, 2006.

-Search Strategies and Tools for Jobs, Internships, & Graduate School. Presented at North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2005.

-Sport Management Programs: How Are We Doing. Presented at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education National Conference, Amelia Island, FL, 2001.

-Sport Management Programs: Bridging the Gap. Presented a the American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Southern District Conference, Birmingham, AL, 2001.

-African-American Women in Sport: When Will Her Place Be Recognized? Presented at the Florida State University Physical Education and Sport Administration Annual Sport Management Conference, Tallahassee, FL, 2000.

-Preparing Sport Managers. Presented at the Florida Alliance of Health, Physical Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2000.

-Sports: A Positive Approach to Working With Females. Presented at the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice National Conference, Dallas, TX, 1999.