Porter Hall

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Photo of Porter Hall at Ohio University

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West Green

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Current Use

Porter Hall is located in the West Green, coordinates F-5 on the campus map. It is marked as #112 on the map.

Porter Hall houses the Psychology department, Environmental & Plant Biology, and the Psychology and Social Work Clinic.


Built in 1959, the five story building was originally used for Botany, Geography, Geology, and Psychology departments. Major renovations and repairs were made to the building in 1993, and it reopened in 1994. It contains classrooms, computer labs, health clinic, headache clinic, faculty and staff offices, and conference rooms.

James P. Porter

Porter Hall was named in honor of James P. Porter. Educated at Indiana State Normal College, Clark University and Waynesburg College, he taught in public schools before coming to Ohio University as a Professor of Psychology. He was editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology for several years and in 1922 became chairman of the Psychology department where he remained until his retirement.


22 Richland Ave., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The West Green

The West Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

West Green is the home of many engineering majors and athletes due to the ready access of Stocker Center and Peden Stadium. Notable buildings on this green include Boyd Hall, Grover Center, Convocation Center and Academic & Research Center.

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