Porter, Allen

Porter, Allen


Title: 7-12 Math

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Allen Porter

I was born in Sacramento CA, and grew up in San Diego CA. At a young age I had an interest in Paleontology.  When I got to college, SDSU, I discovered I had a much better aptitude for Mathematics and Physics than Paleontology, so I switched to Geophysics. The fact that I was offered a paid, one-month trip to New Zealand if I went for Geophysics helped seal the deal. I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Master’s in Geophysics from San Diego State University. I then went to work on my PhD at UC Berkeley but had to drop out due to lack of funding. I taught at Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) for 6 years, and taught labs in Beginning Programming for Engineers at UC Berkeley. I’ve taught Mathematics here at Dodson for the past 5 years and am currently taking classes in Education at WGU.