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Industrial and systems engineering educator

Alan Leslie Porter, industrial and systems engineering educator. National Science Foundation grantee, 1974-1975, 78-86, 89—, Department Transportation grantee, 1977-1979.


Porter, Alan Leslie was born on June 22, 1945 in Jersey City. Son of Leslie Frank and Alice Mae (Kaufman) Porter.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1967. Master of Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972.


Research associate, assistant professor program social management technical University Washington, Seattle, 1972-1974. Assistant professor industrial system engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1975-1978, associate professor, 1979-1985, professor, since 1986, director technical policy assessment center, 1989—2001, professor public policy, 1990—2001, professor emeritus, since 2001, co-director tech policy assessment center, since 2002. Director research development Search Technology, Inc., Norcross, since 2002.

Consultant Search Technology, International Business Machines Corporation, Coca Cola, Rexam, Science Applications International Corporation, Socially Responsible Investment.



Member International Association Impact Assessment (co-founder, secretary 1981-1987, executive director 1987-1990, president 1995-1996), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Systems Man and Cybernetics Society (chairman technical forecasting committee, Bellcore advisory council).


Married Claudia Loy Ferrey, June 14, 1968. Children: Brett, Doug, Lynn.

Leslie Frank Porter

Alice Mae (Kaufman) Porter

Claudia Loy Ferrey

Brett Porter

Doug Porter

Lynn Porter