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Media, Film & Journalism Studies


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Alfonzo Porter

Alfonzo Porter Bio: 

Alfonzo Porter is an educator, lecturer, author, journalist, former CEO, radio presenter, and youth advocate who currently serves as a managing partner and publisher at Vertex Learning, LLC. He is an education columnist with the RootDC (Washington Post). His book, "More Like Barack, Less Like Tupac: Eradicating the Academic Achievement Gap by Countering Decades of the Hip Hop Hoax," was published in 2010. 

Alfonzo Porter's work focuses on the issues surrounding the achievement gap and the under-achievement of historically underrepresented and minority students across the United States. 


  • EdD, Walden University
  • MA, Ohio State University
  • Graduate Certificate, George Washington University
  • BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver