Dr. Andrew Potter


Dr. Andrew Potter, professor of mathematics and head of the HSU Department of Mathematics, was born in Marshall, Texas, during the (Lyndon) Johnson Administration, the youngest of four children. His father is a Southern Baptist pastor, his mother a retired elementary school teacher. Potter was originally employed at HSU in 1995 (during the Clinton Administration).

Potter and his wife, Jeannette, live in Callahan County, between Clyde and Baird, with their two dogs: Cali, a Catahoula, and Copper, a pointer. The Potters have been married since 1992 and are members of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene. Jeannette is a registered nurse employed at Hendrick Medical Center.

Potter enjoys walking his dogs on their property as well as performing Tae Kwon Do at Team Chip Tae Kwon Do Center in Abilene where he has earned his second degree black belt. Dr. Potter also enjoys singing choral music with the HSU Chorale when his schedule permits.

Potter’s heroes include his dad, Thomas, his advisor, Irinel Dragan, Leonhard Euler, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Texas Wesleyan College, 1986
  • Master of Science, Mathematics, University of Illinois, 1987
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997
  • 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