LCDR Steven Porter, Psy.D.
Midshipmen Development Center
Dr. Porter is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialty training and education in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Florida in 1986 and first entered the United States Navy shortly thereafter. He earned his commission as an Ensign through the Aviation Officers Candidate School (AOCS) in Pensacola, Florida. After three years of active duty service, Dr. Porter commenced graduate studies. He earned a Masters of Social Work from Florida International University in 1993 and a Doctorate of Psychology from the Miami Institute of Psychology in 1998.
In 1997, Dr. Porter was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2001, he completed his Fellowship in Neuropsychology/Pediatric Neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School/Kennedy Krieger Institute.
From 1998 until 2006, Dr. Porter’s tours in the Navy included working with the United States Marine Corps at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina (1998-2000), serving as Department Head of the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan (2001-2004), and serving aboard the USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75) as the ship/Battle Group psychologist (2004-2006). During his tenure aboard the CVN-75, he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2006, Dr. Porter resigned from the Navy and pursued the field of forensic neuropsychology. Given his expertise as a neuropsychologist/forensic neuropsychologist, he became an expert witness for the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida. In 2008, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held the positions of Chief, Employee Assistance Program and Clinical Programs Director for the Office for Victim Assistance. During his tenure with the FBI, Dr. Porter supervised various departments/programs including the Critical Incident Response Team, Chaplain’s Program, Child Forensic Interview Program, Terrorism Special Jurisdiction Program, and the Office for Victim Assistance Child Pornography Program. He was one of two Personnel Recovery Psychologists (SERE trained) to support hostage recovery and was deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Pakistan in support of the Bureau’s mission.
Dr. Porter returned to the Navy in September 2012 and joined the USNA Midshipmen Development Center. His clinical interests include assessment and treatment programming for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion management, pediatric neurocognitive disorders, and forensic neuropsychology.