Dr. Andrew Potter


Dr. Andrew Potter, professor of mathematics, head of the HSU Department of Mathematics, and program director for the HSU MS in Mathematics, was born in Marshall, Texas in the mid-1960s, the youngest of four children.  His father is a retired Southern Baptist pastor and educator, his mother a retired elementary school teacher.  Potter was originally employed at HSU in 1995.

Potter and his wife, Jeannette, have been married since 1992 and are members of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.  Jeannette is a registered nurse employed at Hendrick Medical Center.

Potter enjoys spending time with his wife on their property in Callahan County and singing with the HSU Chorale when his schedule permits.  His research interests include the theory of games and the history of mathematics.  He rarely misses an episode of Jeopardy!

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

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
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network