Andrew N. Potter

Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

Andrew N. Potter

Research Interests

Thirty-three years’ experience in information systems research and development. Areas of focus throughout this time (1982-2015) were primarily business opportunity-driven, resulting in in-depth experience of considerable breadth in all phases of software development, business development, and management for a wide range of applications and technologies.

While working for General Digital Industries (1982-1990), some major projects included application and systems software development for Federal Express; lead developer for a manufacturing burn-in management system for Intergraph; user interface R&D for NASA’s Space Station; specification, design; implementation of a prototype touch screen application development environment for tourist information centers; and research and development in knowledge-based systems; software enhancements for the NASA Spacelab Payload Checkout Unit (PCU); and CPU diagnostics for a boot PROM used by Federal Express in LSI 11/23 and LSI 11/73 machines.

At Intergraph (1990-2000), I provided technical support for the Software Advisory Council, an executive leadership committee for development of corporate strategy. My responsibilities included technology research and evaluations, as well as corporate relations with the Open Software Foundation, Microsoft, and other partners of strategic interest. Concurrent with these activities I served as manager of Intergraph’s Third Party Software department. Later, I founded Intergraph’s Developer Services, providing technical consultation to Intergraph software developers making the transition from UNIX-based proprietary solutions to Windows NT.

At Sentar (2000-2013), I supported development of a multi-agent system architecture; principal investigator for an intelligent cyber security system used by the Missile Defense Agency; principal investigator for development of a cyber defense situation awareness and automated attack mitigation for AFRL-Rome; principal investigator for DARPA funded R&D for development of an automated malware-benignware discrimination system.

Earlier, in 2008, shortly after completing my PhD, I began teaching information technology part-time for Southern New Hampshire University. This included online teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Also at this time I was employed as a dissertation advisor for the University of Phoenix. These activities whetted my appetite for teaching. So when the opportunity to join the University of North Alabama came along, I took it.

Courses Taught

CS135 Computer Skills for Prob Solv Spring 2021
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2021
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2021
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2021
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2020
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2020
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2020
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2020
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2020
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2020
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2019
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2019
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2019
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2019
CIS125 Business Software Applications Spring 2019
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2019
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2019
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2019
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2018
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2018
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2018
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2018
CIS125 Business Software Applications Spring 2018
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2018
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2018
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2018
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2017
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2017
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2017
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2017
CIS125 Business Software Applications Spring 2017
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2017
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2017
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2017
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2016
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2016
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2016
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2016
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2016
CIS125 Business Software Applications Spring 2016
CIS125 Business Software Applications Spring 2016
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2016
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2016
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2015
CIS125 Business Software Applications Fall 2015
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2015
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Fall 2015
CIS236 Info Systems in Organizations Spring 2015

Education

PhD Nova Southeastern University, 2007
Other The University of Alabama, 1982
Other The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1980
BA The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1976

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Potter, Andrew N The rhetorical structure of Modus Tollens: An exploration in logic-mining v. 3 p. 170-179
  • Potter, Andrew N The rhetorical structure of attribution p. 38-49
  • Potter, Andrew N Reasoning between the lines: A logic of relational propositions v. 9 i. 2 p. 80-110
  • Underbrink, Al, Andrew N Application stress testing Achieving cyber security by testing cyber attacks p. 556-561
  • Jaenisch, Andrew N, , N Fractals, Malware, and Data Models
  • Peake, Chris, Potter, Andrew N Cyber mission resilience: Mission assurance in the cyber ecosystem v. 25 i. 5 p. 29-34
  • Potter, Andrew N, Witt, K, Stanley, J Modeling sensor web autonomy
  • Potter, Andrew N Rhetorical compositions for controlled natural languages p. 21-35
  • Potter, Andrew N, McClure, M, Sellers, K, Smari, W. W., McQuay, W. Mass collaboration problem solving: A new approach to wicked problems.
  • Potter, Andrew N Rhetorical compositions for controlled natural languages.
  • Potter, Andrew N Discourse-based reasoning for controlled natural languages
  • Potter, Andrew N Constructive chaos: Topic management in asynchronous learning networks i. 5(3) p. 1-12
  • Potter, Andrew N Generating discourse-based explanations v. 22 i. 2 p. 28-31
  • Potter, Andrew N Interactional coherence in asynchronous learning networks: A rhetorical approach. v. 11 p. 87-97
  • Potter, Andrew N A discourse approach to explanation aware knowledge representation p. 56-63
  • Streeter, Gordon, Potter, Andrew N KNAML: A knowledge representation language for distributed reasoning p. 361-374
  • Potter, Andrew N Powerful learning environments: Unravelling basic components and dimensions (Review) v. 7(2) p. 154-157
  • Potter, Andrew N Delivering learning on the Net: The why, what, and how of online education (Review) v. 6(3) p. 293-296
  • Potter, Andrew N Invoking the cyber-muse: Automatic essay assessment in the online learning environment p. 59-62
  • Potter, Andrew N Accessibility of Alabama government Web sites v. 29 i. 5 p. 303-317
  • Potter, Andrew N The softpanel prototype
  • Potter, Andrew N Direct manipulation interfaces v. 3(10) p. 28-35
  • Potter, Andrew N Software development under Windows v. 5(1) p. 36-44
  • Potter, Andrew N Interfacing the expert: Characteristics and requirements for the user interface in expert systems p. 327-331

Selected Awards

  • Received Outstanding Advising Award for 2020 – 21 (2021)
    College of Business
  • Received Scholarly Publishing Award (2011)
    University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (2004)
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Received Sigma Tau Delta (1974)
    Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society