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.
- 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