Meet Dr. Deana Porterfield!

Deana L. Porterfield and Family

Prior to Roberts and Northeastern, Porterfield served at Azusa Pacific University and Azusa Pacific Online University for more than 26 years in various roles, including vice president for enrollment management, chief of staff, senior vice president for people and organizational development, and executive vice president.

Originally from Watsonville, California, President Porterfield earned a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. She also holds a master's degree in organizational management and a bachelor's degree in music from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.

Deana and her husband Doug live in North Chili. Doug was most recently Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Upland Christian Academy, a K-12 school in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The Porterfields have two daughters: Rebecca graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2014. She is married to Brenden and resides in Northern California. Their younger daughter, Allison, is a sophomore in college, majoring in social work.



Career in Brief

1988: B.A., Music Education, Azusa Pacific University
1996: M.A., Organizational Management, Azusa Pacific University
2003 – 2009: Vice President for Enrollment Management, Azusa Pacific University
2008 – 2009: Chief of Staff, Azusa Pacific University
2009 – 2012: Senior Vice President for People and Organizational Development, Azusa Pacific University
2012 – 2014: Executive Vice President, Azusa Pacific Online University
2013: Ed.D, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
2014: President, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary