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Lance Porter

Lance Porter

LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

Lance Porter directs the Social Media Analysis and Creation (SMAC) Lab at LSU. He earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia. With more than 25 years of marketing experience, Dr. Porter has focused on digital media since 1995, when he built his first commercial Web site. Before coming to LSU, Porter spent four years as executive director of digital marketing for Disney’s film studio. His current research focuses on the cultural effects of social media. He has consulted on hundreds of domestic and international campaigns for Disney, Warner Brothers, and Visa. He holds a joint appointment with LSU’s interdisciplinary Center for Computation and Technology (CCT), where he is the area lead in the cultural computing focus area.

He is married to Leslie Porter (formerly McKenzie).

They have two daughters, both currently students at the University Lab School in Baton Rouge