Dr. Marla Potess


Dr. Marla Potess, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, teaches in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and in the Environmental Management Graduate Program. She brings experience from the public sector in environmental management and water and wastewater treatment into the classroom setting. The complex and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues drives her research interest in environmental management implementation and strategy. After living in Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Australia, she has an international perspective and a first-hand view of environmental issues and their impact on developing economies.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Abilene Christian University, 1982
  • Master of Science, Microbiology, Abilene Christian University, 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design (Environmental Track), Texas Tech University, 2011
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network