- M.S., Texas Tech University
- B.S., Texas Tech University
Office: Mabee Science Building - 117 Phone #: 806.720.7634 Lucy.Porter@LCU.EDU
Upon finishing a master's degree in microbiology at Texas Tech, Lucy Porter supervised the Animal Science Department lab at TTU for four years. In 2000, Porter joined the faculty of LCU as the microbiology lab instructor in the Department of Natural Sciences. Microbiology is a subject she loves teaching because most people find it to be applicable to everyday life. Teaching these labs also affords the opportunity for one-on-one contact with students as they gain self-confidence in a lab environment. Students often find they enjoy the subject so much that they opt for upper level individual research projects.
Ms. Porter is very involved with mentoring students in undergraduate research and annually attends the National Conference on Undergraduate Research where students present their projects. She has served as the 2014-15 Chair of the LCU Council on Undergraduate Research and was honored as the 2011 Mentor of the Year. Ms. Porter is often asked to assist elementary students with science fair projects relating to microbiology and has served as a Science Fair Judge for several schools and the Regional Science Fair. In her spare time Ms. Porter enjoys gardening, reading and travel.
She enthusiastically comments, "LCU is a university that offers a quality education and is the right size for individual attention. In the science departments, we are excited about developing undergraduate research which gives students opportunities for real experience that prepares them for further education at the graduate and professional level as well as experience for science related careers. LCU is on the move and great things are happening!"
- Microbiology Lab
- Human Biology