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David M. Porter Jr. - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

David M. Porter Jr. David M. Porter Jr.

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley


Experienced leader and driver of diversity efforts in the higher education and media industries


Areas of Expertise (4)

Diversity and Inclusion

Higher Education Administration and Management


Program Design and Implementation

Education (5)

Harvard University: PhD, Organizational Behavior

Harvard University: AA, Sociology

Stanford University: MS, Industrial Engineering

Stanford University: MA, Sociology

Stanford University: BS, Industrial Engineering

Selected External Service & Affiliations (4)

  • National Academy of Management, Gender and Diversity in Organizations - Member
  • National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
  • National Black MBA Association
  • Women in Cable Telecommunications

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2019

2019 - present, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Berkeley Haas 2003 - 2019, CEO, D.M. Porter & Associates, LLC 2006 - 2018, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Walter Kaitz Foundation 2003 - 2006, Director, Graduate Programs, School of Business, Howard University 1995 - 2003, Assistant Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Media Appearances (1)

Haas' latest move to address diversity controversy: Hiring inclusion officer

Poets & Quants  online


After the number of African-American students who accepted spots at Berkeley Haas dropped, the school took measures to shore up its commitment to diversity. One move was hiring David Porter as Chief Diversity Officer. "You work with applicants even before they’re applicants, trying to help them understand that Haas actually is a very welcoming environment and offers a world-class education, and it’s a good place for people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation," he said.

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Selected Papers & Publications (5)

Interorganizational formal mentoring: Breaking the concrete ceiling sometimes requires support from the outside

Human Resource Management

Audrey J. Murrell, Stacy Blake‐Beard, David M. Porter Jr., Addie Perkins‐Williamson


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Leadership and human resource management

Chapter in Handbook for HIV-AIDS Care Providers in Developing Countries

Robin Denise Johnson, David M. Porter, Jr.


Diversity theory to effective practice: Building alliances and developing leaders in multicultural organizations

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nataions


Gender differences in perceptions of commitment to the organization

Sex Roles


Managing the challenges of diversity – overview

Darden Technical Note University of Virginia OB-0642

David M. Porter, Jr., Robin Denise Johnson, Alexander Horniman