Vita

PAUL E. POTTER, Ph.D.

Professor (tenured) Communication Department, Hardin-Simmons University, June 2000 – present

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Postdoctoral Study, University of North Texas, College of Education, Denton, Texas
  • Doctor of Philosophy, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, Major: College Teaching (Higher Education), Minor: (Teaching Field) Speech, Communication and Drama
  • Postgraduate Study, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
  • Postgraduate Study, Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology
  • Master of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Major: Broadcast Film Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Major: Broadcast Film Arts
  • Associate of Arts, El Centro College – Dallas County Community College District

SIGNIFICANT FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Professor (tenured) Communication Department, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, June 2000 – present
  • James Pedas Professor of Communication Endowed Chair, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania
  • Executive Director, the Joseph Institute, “Building Blocks for Successful Leadership,” Maryville, Tennessee, Host/Interviewer, Top of the Mountain, on WMEN-AM Radio
  • Administrative Pastor, Door of Hope Church, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Director of Administration and Operations, Bingle Camp Ministries, Inc. and Knox Retreat Center of the Yukon Presbytery, Harding Lake, Alaska
  • Professor and Department Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
  • Vice-President, First American National Securities and Massachusetts Indemnity and Life Insurance Company, now a division of Citigroup, Inc.
  • Associate Professor and Assistant Director, H.H. Herbert School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Executive Producer, Norman Cable News and Telecommunication Center Supervisor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Associate Professor, Communication Arts Department, Director of Television, Xavier Television Center, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Executive Producer, QUBE Programming, Warner-Amex Cable Television of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio (concurrent with full-time faculty appointment at Xavier University)
  • Television director, KERA-TV (PBS), Dallas, TX; announcer and talent, KOAT-TV (ABC), Albuquerque, NM; news anchor, KTRE-TV (ABC), Lufkin, TX
  • Radio; KLIB, Liberal, KS; KVOD, KRZY, KDEF, Albuquerque, NM; KIXL, KMAP, KVIL, KBOX, KNER (Buckner Baptist Children’s Home) Dallas, TX

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES:

  • 20th Century Fox Studios, New Talent Department, drama and voice training with Ben Bard, Beverly Hills, California
  • Elkins Institute of Radio, electronics and broadcast fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
  • U.S. Air Force, Personnel Specialist, final duty station – 12th Air Force Headquarters, honor guard and officer records specialist, Waco, Texas

PRODUCTION CREDITS

  • TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, WMEN-AM, Knoxville’s Motivation Station for Nightingale-Conant, ABC radio in Los Angeles. Host/Interviewer of East Tennessee’s most successful leaders.
  • Television commercial for SOUL ON FIRE, a book by Eldridge Cleaver, Word Publishing, Inc. Cinematographer, Editor
  • Promotional film to accompany Eldridge Cleaver on talk show tour used extensively on east and west coasts including GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Cinematographer, Editor
  • Eldridge Cleaver, eight minute film to accompany Eldridge Cleaver on national book tour and press conferences.  Cinematographer, Editor
  • A STEP BACK IN TIME, twenty-minute film featuring the Texas State Railroad, Executive Producer
  • ABC Sports, ninety-second television public service announcement for Southern Methodist University used by ABC Sports and SMU Sustentation Fund.
  • Radio and Television Commission of Southern Baptist Convention, Special Projects Director:
    • MUSIC TO REMEMBER, syndicated to 250 radio stations. Produced, wrote, and narrated
    • MASTER CONTROL, syndicated to 500 radio stations, interviewer and produced segments of this magazine format program
    • AROUND THE CROSS, syndicated to 2000 radio stations. An Easter series of one-minute spots, producer, editor and voice work
    • ABC-TV Christmas Special THE MESSIAH, Narrator, Actor
    • Coca-Cola Company, multimedia production, producer, narrator
    • STATE FAIR, 20th Century Fox film. Actor (on the recommendation of José Ferrer, the director, I was accepted for training by Ben Bard, New Talent director for 20th Century Fox Studios).
  • QUBE interactive programming, Warner Amex Cable Communications of Greater Cincinnati, hired a production staff of 15, two support staff; had a programming budget of one-half million dollars for development of program concepts for 43 communities, executive producer
    • NBC’s FAITH IN ACTION produced and edited five programs for this series recorded at the United Nation’s World Issues Seminar
    • THE BAPTIST HOUR, syndicated to 500 radio stations, producer and program announcer

GENERAL CREDITS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America 2012 (66th Edition)
  • Teaching Excellence 2011, Master Teacher Red Apple Award, from Dean Alan Stafford, Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, Hardin-Simmons University, 2011
  • Bedford/St. Martins, textbook review for the introductory human communication course, 2011
  • Higher Education Leadership Conference, University of North Texas, College of Education, participant, November 2010
    • Pearson Higher Education, Mass Media Revolution, by Chuck Sterin, published in 2011, member of Editorial Review Board
    • Texas Blackboard Users Group, “Blazin’ New Trails on the Blackboard Frontier,” participant, October 21-23, 2010
    • S.S. Golf Group, Inc., member Board of Directors, through this group I perform marketing and promotional consulting for Errol Estates and Country Club and other pending ownership positions.
    • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2011 edition
    • Who’s Who in the World 2011, 28th Edition
    • Pearson Allyn & Bacon, member of Editorial Advisory Board, text for the hybrid course in speech by Cheryl Hamilton and Bonnie Creel, Fall 2008
    • Elements of Speech Communication, 3rd edition, by David Jabusch and Stephen Littlejohn, Collegiate Press, member of Editorial Advisory Board
  • Navigating the Digital World,  Selected to attend International Radio Television Society, Inc. Faculty Industry Seminar in NYC,  November 2006, funding from the Cullen Foundation
  • Consultant and trainer to Trinity Financial Alliance – Mortgage Bankers
  • Participant, Internet Marketing Conference, Dallas, TX, May 2006
  • Texas Monthly, 2006 College Guide, Paul Potter favorite teacher, Communication (one of two faculty listed in the guide for Hardin-Simmons University).
  • Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, 9th Edition
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 58th, 63rd, and 64th Editions
  • Lexington Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals, Millennium Edition

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • World Affairs Council, Dallas/Fort Worth, Educational Member
  • Disciples Fellowship, Fort Worth, Texas, guest speaker, several times, 2010 and 2011
  • Invited Guest Speaker for 2006 TACVB Annual Conference, Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, August 8-11, 2006
  • Guest Speaker, Rotary International, Abilene Chapter, January 2006
  • The Assembly, member, a community organization, Abilene, Texas, nominated and selected for membership. Tanya Potter, my wife, was secretary.
  • Sunday school teacher (substitute), First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene, Texas

Membership in organizations:

  • Texas Blackboard Users Group
  • World Affairs Council, Dallas/Fort Worth, educational member
  • Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Speech Communication Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa, Professional Fraternity of Education