Amber Porter, PhD

Pronouns: she/her
Dr. Amber J. Porter

Learning & Instructional Design Specialist

Faculty of Nursing, Technology Integrated Learning Team

Sessional Instructor

Faculty of Arts, Department of Classics and Religion

Web presence

Phone number

Office (PF 4280): 403.210.8426
Office (SS 502): 403.220.5612

Location

Office (Nursing): PF4280
Office (Arts): SS502

Background

Educational Background

PhD Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary, 2014

MA Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2005

BA Honours Greek and Roman Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2003

BSc Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2001

Biography

Dr. Amber Porter joined the Faculty of Nursing in 2018 as a Learning and Instructional Design Specialist, supporting the new Graduate Certificate MN Program. She's passionate about teaching, instructional design, life-long learning, educational technology, and helping others with their teaching goals. Her post-secondary teaching experience runs 12+ years and she also holds a sessional appointment in the Department of Classics and Religion in the Faculty of Arts.

Research

Areas of Research

Ancient medicine, History of the emotions, Women in the ancient world, Greek art

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
GRST 315 Women and the Family in the Greek and Roman World Fall 2021
GRST 205 Introduction to Greece and Rome Summer 2021
GRST 209 Classical Mythology and Literature Spring 2021

Awards

  • Pursuit of Excellence Outstanding Team Award, Faculty of Nursing. 2020
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Government of Canada. 2008

Publications

  • Porter, Amber J. "Did the Ancient Greeks and Romans Understand and Express Empathy and Compassion?" In The Art of Compassion, edited by E. Kyprianidou, 23-46. Athens: Nissos Publications. (2019)
  • Porter, Amber J. "Compassion in Soranus' Gynecology and Caelius Aurelianus' On Chronic Diseases." In Homo Patiens: Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient World, edited by G. Petridou and C. Thumiger, 285-303. Leiden: Brill. (2016)
  • PhD Dissertation: Empathy and Compassion in the Medicine and Literature of the First and Second Centuries AD (University of Calgary). (2014)

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OFFICE HOURS

On campus: Mondays and Wednesdays - 08.30 - 16.30

Working remotely: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 8.30 - 16.30

Off on Fridays