Sheila Porter Driven by Curriculum Passions

Driven by her passion for superb courses, Dr. Sheila Porter has served many years as the Academy’s Curriculum Committee chair.Academy Board, Curriculum Committee

As a retired psychologist with an impressive portfolio of international volunteer work, Sheila brings a rich base of experience and expertise to her many Academy roles. Porter marries her professional credentials and her international concerns by continuing to conduct psychological assessments of asylum-seekers.

On top of her duties as a longstanding board member and vice-president for curriculum, Sheila has custom-designed courses ranging from art’s kinship with madness, to African leaders’ corrupt regimes, the stubborn questions shadowing international aid, and the assimilation dilemmas of US immigrants and minorities. Despite their always challenging and often disturbing dimensions, her classes attract participants hungry to enrich their understanding of the complex worlds within and beyond their own life experiences.